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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 25, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC experts and others. This week: IRC staff members mourn the loss of two colleagues killed in a horrific attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 25, 2014
On this World Malaria Day (Apr. 25), a photo share from Tham Hin, an isolated refugee camp that straddles the Myanmar border in western Thailand. The IRC is the camp’s sole provider of health care and drinking water. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 24, 2014
It's World Immunization Week: In 2013 alone, the IRC vaccinated over 276,000 children against disease. Follow @theIRC on Twitter to get more facts, figures and photos from our work around the world. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2014
IRC confirms with great sadness that two South Sudanese members of our staff were killed last Thursday in the horrific attack on a U.N. base in the town of Bor, where thousands had sought shelter from the escalating violence in the country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 18, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC experts and others. This week: the drawings of Syrian refugees and what they taught an IRC aid worker about taking the time to understand what refugees want to express, how they understand things and what they aspire to. more »
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Posted by giselle benatar on April 17, 2014
Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows through photos and video how women in Congo are defying the odds to become powerful agents for change in their communities. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on April 16, 2014
The looming date of Tax Day is cause for anxiety and procrastination for many people living and working in the United States. For several refugees and asylees in the Oakland, Calif., area, however, they were able to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the help of a college professor and some of his students. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2014
As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit hut. They have just finished a long day at work and sit talking among themselves as they wait for the monthly meeting of the Mother Support Group to begin. more »
Posted by Jamison Dufour on April 15, 2014
When catastrophe strikes, the IRC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit is poised to deliver rapid, lifesaving support. Watch this video to learn more about how we respond to sudden, complex emergencies. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14, 2014
After three years of fragile peace, renewed ethnic conflict and food shortages in South Sudan are conspiring to create a new humanitarian catastrophe. IRC's Peter Biro visits the town of Ganyliel where displaced families are now forced to survive on grass, roots, and water lilies. more »

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