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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on August 12, 2015
Meet three Syrian brothers: Mohamad, 17, Hussain, 13, and Hassan, 10, who suffer from a severe muscle disease that limits their mobility. The IRC is providing critical medication and therapy for the boys. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 11, 2015
Monsoon rains in Pakistan have left more than one million people in need of food, clean water and shelter. The IRC is responding in one of the worst-hit areas, in Punjab province. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 10, 2015
Across Myanmar, the disastrous impact of Cyclone Komen continues to worsen as the flood waters travel south. The IRC is assisting thousands of people affected by the devastating monsoon rains triggered by the cyclone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2015
IRC partner AAR is building 25 temporary learning centers to replace earthquake-damaged schools in four villages in Nepal. Thousands of children in remote communities will soon be able to resume their education in safe classrooms. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2015
Some 350,000 school-aged Syrian children in Lebanon have no access to educational services. Go inside one of the classrooms where the IRC is helping young refugees catch up on reading and math and recover from trauma. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 5, 2015
The IRC has developed what Wired calls a “FedEx-style” package tracking system to track aid packages flowing into war-torn Syria for our local partners to deliver to places international aid groups like the IRC can’t reach. more »