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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 October 16, 2014
On a recent sunny day at the Shimelba refugee camp, home to some 6,000 displaced Eritreans in northwest Ethiopia, more than 250 children gathered to watch their peers act out plays, recite poems and sing songs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2014
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. Kids at an IRC "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrate how to wash your hands thoroughly in six steps -- with a catchy song. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 14, 2014
Interviewed on Oct. 11 in Monrovia, Liberia, IRC president David Miliband says that people are afraid to go to health centers because they think they might catch Ebola there. He talks about the IRC's work to prevent the spread of the disease and provide medical care. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 14, 2014
English actress Romola Garai has joined forces with International Rescue Committee as the newest member of the IRC Voices. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 14, 2014
Six months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants raised the global rallying cry "bring back our girls," most of those kidnapped remain missing. Learn how the IRC is helping Nigerians fleeing violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 11, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2014
To mark the Day of the Girl, adolescent girls in South Sudan share how IRC centers give them safety, hope and an opportunity to build better futures in a country caught up in violent conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2014
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today for their dedication to voicing the right of education for all. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2014
Today the IRC in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya will mark Mental Health Week, an opportunity to openly discuss mental health and raise awareness. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on October 9, 2014
An early October heavy rain caused widespread flooding and affected 40,000 displaced South Sudanese seeking shelter at U.N. bases for the protection of civilians in Bentiu, South Sudan. more »