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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 Sophia Jones on June 15, 2014
Andrew Kusimba, father of two and community leader in Kenya, recently took part in a groundbreaking workshop that aims to engage “champion” men who will raise awareness about violence against women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 13, 2014
David Miliband spent last weekend traveling in South Sudan to meet with uprooted families being assisted by the IRC and with members of the IRC staff who are carrying out these critical aid programs. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 13, 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 »
Posted by The IRC on June 12, 2014
Hear from 2014 InterAction Humanitarian Award winner Séraphine Nsekanabo Musanga, who works with an IRC-supported grassroots organization in an area of eastern Congo that has endured years of conflict and widespread violence against women. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12, 2014
Two years ago today, the IRC opened two clinics in northern Jordan, in the cities of Mafraq and Ramtha. Both cities, situated near the Syrian border, have faced an influx of urban refugees since the conflict began three years ago. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12, 2014
The IRC is deeply concerned by events in Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq. “The humanitarian crisis in Iraq, beyond the headlines of violent attacks, can no longer be ignored,” we said in a statement released today. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12, 2014
IRC engineers consult with local communities to locate latrine and bathing facilities in areas where women and girls will feel safe using them, and then build them to ensure privacy. Steps like these go a long way in preventing sexual assault and harassment. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10, 2014
CNN interviewed IRC aid workers for its report today on the Boko Haram insurgency that is forcing thousands of refugees -- most of them women and girls -- to flee Nigeria to seek safety in neighboring Niger. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2014
More than one million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring Lebanon. Among them are children who are fending for themselves or working to help support their families on the streets of major cities. The IRC is running weekly activity sessions in Beirut designed to help these "street children" grow more resilient and learn how to stay safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2014
The IRC is pleased to partner with Human Rights Watch to present two powerful films on refugee rights at the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 12-22. more »

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