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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 December 23, 2013
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Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2013
When cold weather sets in after a catastrophe, protection from the elements can spell the difference between life and death—especially for families who have lost everything more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2013
Amid escalating fighting between Christian and Muslim militias in Bangui, Central African Republic, the IRC is responding in 16 of the camps for families displaced by the conflict that have sprung up around the city. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2013
The IRC in South Sudan is responding to tens of thousands of people affected by conflict that wracked the capital, Juba, in mid-December. According to the United Nations, 34,000 people have been displaced in Africa’s newest nation. They are seeking refuge in U.N. compounds in Juba and in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2013
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Posted by The IRC on December 19, 2013
The IRC and our partner Philippines Business for Social Progress (PBSP) are providing vouchers to help 600 residents of San Dionisio, a municipality on the island of Panay, rebuild their homes after Typhoon Haiyan. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 18, 2013
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, recovery work continues across the archipelago. The IRC is helping to rebuild homes and lives across the devastated Visayas region. “Entire communities don’t have a place to live,” says the IRC's Greg Matthews. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 18, 2013
As we mark International Migrants Day, the IRC continues to provide assistance to tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants deported from Saudi Arabia, including unaccompanied children. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 17, 2013
On the same day the U.N. launched a $6.5 billion humanitarian aid appeal for Syria, IRC president David Miliband was interviewed on the Charlie Rose show about the regional crisis sparked by Syria's civil war, the importance of this UN appeal, and why he chose to leave British politics to enter the humanitarian world. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 17, 2013
The IRC is providing food, water and other urgently needed support to tens of thousands of people forced from home by recent violence around Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). “The needs here are enormous,” says IRC country director in CAR, Sarah Terlouw. more »