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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 December 5, 2014
The IRC's recent report on Syrian women and girls provides moving testimonies of women and girls who face sexual exploitation and harassment, domestic violence, and early and forced marriage. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2014
Dozens of women have told the IRC that they would be forced to go back to war-torn Syria after the World Food Program suspends food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on December 4, 2014
Meet three young Syrian refugees living in Turkey who dream of nothing more than to get the education they deserve. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on December 4, 2014
On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. In this multimedia series, the IRC's Tyler Jump returns to the Philippines one year later to witness the tremendous progress that has been made in the communities the IRC helped rebuild. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2014
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2014, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities that you can support. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis around the world. more »
Posted by Rachel Unkovic on December 2, 2014
The Ebola virus has left more than 5,000 people dead as cases in West Africa continue to surge. In this multimedia series, meet some of the first responders working tirelessly with the IRC to save lives and end Ebola. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 2, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of Elysée Kalemwa, 43, a longtime member of our health staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was killed on Nov. 24 in an ambush by unknown assailants in the country’s North Kivu province. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2014
The IRC's technical advisor Catherine Poulton recently sat with the women and girls in the Central African Republic who face the stark reality of assault, sexual violence and kidnapping on a daily basis. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 28, 2014
Ruth Cachuela, Agdaliran’s village president, was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 205 of her community’s 275 houses. While many of the homes higher up the slopes were still standing after the typhoon, most of those built along the bay were demolished by wind and waves. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2014
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically. more »