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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 June 30, 2014
Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are currently in Jordan, 80% of whom live in urban areas among Jordanian neighbors. Earlier this year, a group of Syrian and Jordanian teenage girls gathered to take part in a two-week social-therapy workshop. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30, 2014
More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in the wake of escalating violence — this year alone. They join an additional 1,000,000 previously displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees seeking safety from violent conflict. Many have sought refuge in the northern Kurdish region. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on June 27, 2014
With support from the IRC, Patrick Karera overcame a serious heart condition and a difficult childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 26, 2014
In honor of the World Cup, the Union of European Football Associations organized a soccer tournament in Jordan's Zaatari camp, with each team sponsored by a humanitarian organization. The IRC's team made it to the finals. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2014
Anaam and her husband, Raed, live with their three young children in an empty shop in Mafraq, a town in northern Jordan near the Syrian border. They fled Homs one year ago, and now rent the store, using it as a makeshift home, for 25 Jordanian dinars ($35 US) a month. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 24, 2014
When 46-year-old Nasra arrived in Zaatari refugee camp with her husband, Ahmad, they were weary from the long journey from Syria and the tragedies that plagued them during their escape. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 23, 2014
There are now 51.2 million refugees and displaced people across the world. Most are struggling to get by in crowded camps, dilapidated apartments and improvised shelters exposed to the elements. The IRC’s Peter Biro shares some of his photos of uprooted people. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 23, 2014
The IRC in South Sudan is warning displaced people living in Bentiu camp about the risk of cholera and diarrhea after recent heavy rains and severe flooding. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
“Homes hosting Iraqis fleeing from violence are becoming overcrowded and some don’t have good access to clean water and sanitation, says IRC senior health advisor Camilo Valderrama. "Add the scorching heat and you have a recipe for a the outbreak of disease." more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
Today the IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day. Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »