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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 October 3, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Selahdin Mohamed, 33, who was killed in a road accident in southeastern Ethiopia on September 25. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 2, 2014
The IRC was announced today as the first-ever official charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on September 30, 2014
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30, 2014
Watch as young Syrian refugees living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan use stop-motion animation as a tool for self-expression. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2014
Today is the inauguration of the new president of Afghanistan. IRC country director in Afghanistan Allen Greenway writes about the need for the new government to maintain their investment in the country's future. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2014
The IRC's new report evaluates the positive social and economic impact of emergency cash for refugees living in Lebanon. more »
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Posted by Anna Kim on September 26, 2014
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 25, 2014
Women and girls fleeing Syria bear the brunt of the more than three-year conflict, yet their needs are often overlooked, and their voices lost. The IRC has been working to make sure they can quickly and safely access emergency supplies, medical care, counseling and other social services. Take a look at our work in photos. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 24, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2014
As world leaders hold a summit meeting this week on climate change, learn how climate change and other environmental pressures are affecting the world's conflicts and changing the dynamics of humanitarian aid. more »