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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 June 20, 2014
The IRC introduced Nawida Saidhosin to the League of Kitchens, a New York-based workshop provides classes for small groups of students in the homes of immigrant cooks. Nawida was one of the six chosen to share her delicious recipes of Afghan cuisine. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
How many refugees are there in the world? Good question. To honor the resilience and courage of refugees on World Refugee Day, the IRC asked people on the streets of New York City to answer this question. Their responses will surprise you. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19, 2014
June 20 is World Refugee Day. IRC offices across the United States and around the world are honoring the resilience and courage of refugees with a variety of events throughout the month of June. Here's a sampling. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2014
In Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier shares updates and photos from our response. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 17, 2014
Read Halima's story part of the global campaign, “1Family torn apart is too many,” in conjunction with 2014 World Refugee Day. “1Family torn apart is too many” is a call to action to help refugee families stay united and have the opportunity to live in peace and dignity. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 17, 2014
As many as 500,000 men, women and children have fled their homes during the past week in the wake of escalating violence in Iraq. The IRC is visiting families in cities and camps where they've sought refuge to assess urgent needs and launch an emergency response. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2014
The IRC is marking the Day of the African Child (June 16) on Twitter by sharing the words and photos of children in some of the countries where we work. This year, the celebration is dedicated to education. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2014
Sunday marked six months since the start of the conflict in South Sudan. The IRC continues to respond. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others in our South Sudan Storify feature. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2014
The International Rescue Committee is increasingly concerned about the news of violence from Tal Afar, Iraq, from where up to 3,000 people have fled to neighboring Sinjar, to the west of Mosul. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled new violence in Iraq and many have sought sanctuary in the northern Kurdish region. Follow our Iraq Crisis Storify feature to get the latest updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »