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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on September 2, 2015
As the humanitarian crisis sparked by Syria’s bloody war spills over into Europe, the IRC is renewing its call for the United States government to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31, 2015
The IRC is providing cash assistance and other support to thousands of displaced people in Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh after recent flash floods affected nearly 1.8 million people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31, 2015
With more than 13,000 refugees crowded onto Lesbos, the IRC warns the tiny island in the Aegean is being pushed beyond breaking point. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 29, 2015
Elhamija Kadic fled war and persecution in Bosnia in 1992 and came to the United States with the help of the IRC. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, she helped coordinate the IRC's response. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2015
The IRC is continuing to respond to widespread flooding in Myanmar that the United Nations says has displaced more than 1.7 million people. IRC mobile health teams and water and sanitation experts are working urgently to provide medical care, clean water and other emergency support in isolated communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2015
Threatened at gunpoint by gangsters, beaten up by police and detained, one Syrian refugee reveals his perilous escape to Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2015
In recent months, more than 340,000 people have attempted the dangerous journey to Europe to escape from brutal conflicts in places like Syria. But there’s been confusion and debate over the use of the words migrant and refugee to describe the plight of those on the run. We explain the differences. more »