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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 Kate Adams on August 25, 2015
In 2005, Albert Mbanfu, a refugee from Cameroon, started a new job with the IRC helping people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina relocate to Atlanta and find work. He recalls his experience as "a displaced person helping displaced people." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 24, 2015
On Aug. 21 the Boise Police Department swore in 8-year-old Rashid as an officer for a day, fulfilling the boy's dream to join the police force. Rashid has been battling a rare form of cancer diagnosed after his family escaped violence in Iraq to start a new life in Boise. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 20, 2015
Only days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a swath of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the IRC dispatched an emergency team of relief experts to Louisiana. For the first time in its 73-year history, the organization responded to a humanitarian crisis in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2015
On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), the IRC celebrates the humanitarian spirit and pays tribute to aid workers and volunteers who have helped the world’s most vulnerable people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 18, 2015
With some 2,000 people arriving on Lesbos, Greece each day, the dramatic surge in refugees in need of aid has stretched the island to a breaking point. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 18, 2015
The latest delay facing peace talks in South Sudan may have serious consequences for civilians who are enduring their 20th month of a brutal civil war, the IRC and other aid groups warn. Women and girls are among the worst affected by the violence. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 18, 2015
Since the start of the crisis in Syria, Jordan has taken in large numbers of refugees, with many residing in the most remote areas in the north. Meet the volunteers who work with the IRC to get critical aid to thousands of people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 13, 2015
Three Syrian refugees who made their way to the Greek island of Lesbos describe their harrowing experiences in Syria and why they had to leave. Video with transcript. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 13, 2015
Burundian women and children fleeing from mounting political unrest in their home country have faced physical and sexual violence, threats, and separation from their families, the IRC said in a statement released today. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 13, 2015
Every year, 6.3 million children under five die unnecessarily—an overwhelming majority due to preventable conditions and treatable infectious diseases. more »