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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 April 3, 2014
The IRC is helping reduce the spread of the Ebola in Liberia by distributing gloves and other protective equipment to health facilities in remote Lofa County, where one person has already died from the virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 2, 2014
While 2014 is a challenging year for Afghanistan, it is also an opportunity for the international community to stand beside the Afghan people. Watch a live-stream discussion that includes IRC president David Miliband: Apr. 2, 2-4pm EDT more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 2, 2014
As Afghans go to the polls this week to elect their next president, a new report from the IRC is calling for renewed investment in humanitarian and development aid for Afghanistan. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2014
A stove provided by the IRC and a cooking course and start-up funds provided by one of our partners helped Melissa, a young earthquake survivor, start a business selling sweet snacks called beignets in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2014
“Safe and unimpeded access to people who are in need is one of the very basic standards of international law," says IRC president David Miliband, responding to recent attacks on humanitarian aid organizations in Myanmar's Rakhine State. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC experts and others. From Pakistan: Why focus on reading in a country notorious for violence and instability? more »
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Posted by Tamara Leigh on March 27, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have recently fled their homes due to armed violence in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how a bustling market is helping to restore hope and opportunity to these familes. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. "Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted," he says. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work. more »
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