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Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on May 14, 2015
The IRC and its partners are helping to make sure Syrian refugees find a way to heal and cope with their new lives. In collaboration with WomenOne, the IRC recently conducted a media-skills workshop where young women were taught how to use video to express themselves and tell their stories to the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 13, 2015
As violence continues in Burundi in the wake of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s contested reelection bid, tens of thousands of Burundians are fleeing to neighboring Tanzania. With news today of a military coup in the country, the IRC is preparing for even more refugees to flood across the border. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on May 11, 2015
Aid workers from Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR), the IRC’s partner organization in Nepal, have distributed rice and other aid to thousands of villagers in Tasarphu. See photos. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on May 11, 2015
The villagers in Tasarphu, which lies close to the quake's epicenter, are desperately poor, like most rural Nepalese. Over the past week, some 7,000 have received food, blankets, shelter materials and other emergency items from the IRC’s partner, AAR Japan. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 11, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America crossed the United States border last summer, many fleeing violence and seeking reunion with a parent. Read one girl’s story. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 11, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America, many of them fleeing violence, crossed the United States border last summer. The U.S. State Department’s Central American Minors in-country resettlement program provides a safe way for vulnerable children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunify with a parent in the U.S. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 10, 2015
After 10 long years apart, a refugee mother was reunited with her son With the help of the International Rescue Committee’s dedicated staff in Baltimore. Beautiful, powerful video of their reunification, just in time for Mother's Day‬. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2015
IRC executive director in Baltimore Ruben Chandrasekar says it has been a difficult few weeks watching the city struggle to respond constructively to the death of Freddie Gray. He reflects on ways to strengthen the social and economic health of the city in solidarity with all the people of Baltimore. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on May 7, 2015
As Burundi suffers ongoing political unrest, mothers do their best to make a better life for their children and country. The IRC's Sophia Jones recently spoke with some of them and shares their stories. more »