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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 Peter Biro on April 14, 2015
After her husband was killed by Boko Haram last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola, Nigeria where she and her three small children now live with her father-in-law. She is one of the lucky ones to escape the violence erupting in the country. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 10, 2015
Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Thailand on April 7. The camp is home to 13,000 mostly Karenni refugees from Myanmar (Burma). more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 8, 2015
In rural Myanmar, family planning is often frowned upon by conservative community members and religious leaders. The IRC trains hundreds of women in Kayin state to become advocates for birth-spacing and safe pregnancies. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2015
It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2015
Over the course of a hundred days beginning April 7, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Take a look back at how the IRC helped Rwandans to begin to rebuild their lives, communities and the country as a whole. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
The war in Syria has caused extreme trauma and suffering for survivors, especially children and youth. The IRC, along with other aid agencies responding to the crisis, spotlights the potential needs of the most vulnerable refugees, as the United States prepares to resettle some of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
Reuben Nyaora was part of an IRC ambulance team that rushed from the Dadaab refugee camp to Garissa University College on April 2 when they heard that gunmen had attacked the campus, 50 miles away. Read Nyaora's gripping account from the scene. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
Responding to a recent New York Times editorial on Afghanistan's future, IRC president David Miliband says it is essential to provide assistance to the millions of Afghans uprooted and impoverished by 30 years of civil war. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 2, 2015
The IRC is providing immediate medical care for those who have been injured in the horrific attack on students at Garissa University College in Kenya. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 1, 2015
Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon can’t afford rent, to buy food and fuel, or pay for schooling for their children. The IRC provides cash assistance, accessed through reloadable debit cards, to thousands of the most vulnerable. more »

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