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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 David Miliband on April 7, 2014
IRC president and CEO David Miliband writes about four themes the international community should reflect upon during this time of remembrance. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2014
From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Within months, the IRC began relief operations, providing emergency supplies and restoring infrastructure. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2014
In April 1994, a sudden escalation in ethnic violence in Rwanda led to the massacre of some 800,000 men, women and children over a period of 100 days. The IRC's Pierre Nzeyimana takes a look back at the genocide and discusses the ongoing recovery effort. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 4, 2014
Over the past six weeks more than 12,000 people have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping continuing violence in northeastern Nigeria. The refugees have crossed the border into Diffa, a remote region in the far east of Niger. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2014
On Apr. 3, IRC president David Miliband joins two Syrian activists -- eyewitnesses to a brutal civil war -- on stage in New York to address the urgent need for humanitarian aid for the millions uprooted by the violence. more »
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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