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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 2, 2014
View a photo essay and video by the IRC’s Peter Biro of near famine conditions in Ganyiel, a town in northern Unity State, where thousands of people have fled the fighting—and have been reduced to eating water lilies, roots and grass to survive. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on May 2, 2014
Three years after achieving peace and independence, South Sudan is once again facing civil war. “My family was asleep in our house when I heard gunfire,” recalled Nyagon Kuol, 30. “I pushed my children to the floor and told them to lie down. We stayed that way for 16 hours.” more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
In five months of violence nearly 1 million people have been displaced within South Sudan. 300,000 have been made refugees in neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
The IRC is calling on the world not to give up on South Sudan but to make every effort to ensure that the fighting stops. "Without immediate, high level engagement to stop the violence, the people of South Sudan will face more killings and be plunged further into a food crisis," says IRC president David Miliband. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2014
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2014
We are excited and proud to officially announce that Joshua Redman, world-renowned jazz musician and composer, will join forces with the IRC and become one of our IRC Voices. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 29, 2014
14.7 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, hundreds of thousands of them driven from their homes by violence. "These figures are terrifying," says IRC president David Miliband. "Yet Yemen is a forgotten crisis." more »
Posted by The IRC on April 29, 2014
Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is May 11! Order Rescue Gifts by our May 1 deadline to send the special moms in your life a beautiful printed card in time for Mother’s Day. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 28, 2014
An elderly Muslim man flees his home today in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Photo by the IRC's Peter Biro, who is covering the humanitarian crisis sparked by more than 18 months of conflict in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 28, 2014
Nasra is one of more than 100,000 Syrian refugees living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. She lives in a caravan with her husband, Ahmad. This is Nasra and Ahmad's story. more »

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