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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 September 15, 2015
The IRC's emergency field director Kirk Day talks about the growing humanitarian crisis overwhelming the small Greek island of Lesbos, which has struggled to cope with the massive influx of up to 3,000 refugees arriving daily. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 11, 2015
The IRC has expressed dismay at President Obama’s announcement this week that the U.S. government would increase by just 2,000 the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the country in 2016 — from 8,000 to 10,000. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 10, 2015
More than 381,000 people have fled to Europe by sea this year -- the vast majority are refugees seeking safety from harm. In a policy brief issued today, the IRC recommends ways the European Union and its member states can do more to help refugees more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2015
As thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily on Lesbos, the International Rescue Committee is helping to coordinate the processing and evacuation of the unprecedented numbers stranded on the Greek island. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2015
The IRC has built temporary learning centers for nearly 30,000 Burundian primary and secondary children aged 3-17 sheltering in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2015
The IRC is grateful for the overwhelming generosity of people around the world who are helping refugees fleeing war to find safety and a new start. Thank you for all your donations and petition signatures — and for sharing with us why you're helping make all #RefugeesWelcome. Here are some of your stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 4, 2015
Each day thousands of desperate people fleeing conflict and chaos are arriving on Europe's shores. Most are escaping a brutal war in Syria that has already driven 4 million refugees to neighboring countries no longer able to welcome more. Here's how you can help make all #RefugeesWelcome, right now. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 3, 2015
13-year-old Zain Younus from Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 3, 2015
All of us at the IRC are appalled at the scale of the suffering as thousands of people fleeing war and chaos land on Europe's shores each day -- and at the unwillingness of wealthier countries to step up and support the refugees. Stand with us. more »