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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 March 28, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC experts and others. From Pakistan: Why focus on reading in a country notorious for violence and instability? more »
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Posted by Tamara Leigh on March 27, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have recently fled their homes due to armed violence in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how a bustling market is helping to restore hope and opportunity to these familes. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. "Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted," he says. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on March 22, 2014
Ever since water came within reach of several thousand people in Waji, a village in eastern Ethiopia, their lives have changed for the better. The women, in particular, are excited about the difference it is making. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 21, 2014
Over the past month more than 2,000 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping a violent insurgency. The IRC is helping to ensure that women, children and other vulnerable refugees receive the support they need. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 21, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC humanitarian experts and others. This week's highlights include a look at technology and the Syria crisis. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on March 20, 2014
Early on a Saturday night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, 14 refugee students from around the globe shared the fabled stage with acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 20, 2014
The Mae Tao clinic, on the outskirts of the town of Mae Sot in northeastern Thailand, is the only source of medical care for thousands of Burmese along the volatile Thailand-Myanmar border. Get an update on the IRC-supported clinic's work. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2014
Syria’s ongoing civil war and other crises put women and girls at increased risk of sexual exploitation, abuse, assault, forced marriage, domestic violence and trafficking. Join the IRC in urging global leaders to put women and girls first in emergencies. more »

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