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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 October 9, 2014
Five people are infected with Ebola every hour. The IRC has been working with communities to combat the spread of the deadly virus from the beginning of the crisis. Learn how we are saving lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9, 2014
IRC president David Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community leaders and to encourage aid agencies to embrace effective community-partnership approach to stop the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8, 2014
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8, 2005, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on October 7, 2014
The risk of Ebola reaching the Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties in Liberia remains high and imminent. The IRC's Dr. Abiy Mulugeta Abebe is leading the response. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2014
The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2014
A photo share from Islamabad, Pakistan in honor of World teacher's Day. The IRC and our partners are working to hone the instruction skills of thousands of reading teachers in Pakistan. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
In 1987, civil war drove some 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Learn the story behind the movie "The Good Lie." more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
For the IRC staff in Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, is personal, affecting their friends, their neighbors, and their families. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Selahdin Mohamed, 33, who was killed in a road accident in southeastern Ethiopia on September 25. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 2, 2014
The IRC was announced today as the first-ever official charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. more »