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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 12, 2014
“I used to be a nurse,” says Leila, who is describing her journey from the besieged Syrian city of Homs to Mafraq in northern Jordan, speaking with a calm dignity that can’t quite disguise a tinge of desperation so characteristic of Syrian refugees in Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 10, 2014
Beginning March 13, the IRC will be supporting and contributing to a global campaign called #WithSyria to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict. Learn how you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2014
"I want to teach because I want to help others realize their dreams," says Alliance, who hopes to become a professor of architecture. The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project put the 16-year-old in front of a college classroom to try on her future role. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2014
"With a camera in hand, Yvette entered the scene. She was not miming a part, and remained completely herself, yet she was trying on her future." As we celebrate International Women's Day, learn how Vision Not Victim came to life. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7, 2014
“The severity of violence women and girls are experiencing is shocking," says IRC country director Sarah Terlouw. The IRC has remained in the Central African Republic throughout the current crisis to provide lifesaving services. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 6, 2014
Yvette, 13, dreams of becoming a photographer. She says, "I love showing people their image ... giving them a glimpse of how they appear, how others see them, how beautiful they may be." more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on March 5, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. Go behind the scenes. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 5, 2014
Samuel Malwony, 19, who attends high school in Uganda, had just returned home to South Sudan for Christmas break when fighting broke out. Unable to find his father, he sought shelter in a United Nations compound. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 4, 2014
New video featured on Upworthy: How solar lamps provided by the WakaWaka Foundation and the IRC have become an emergency essential for families uprooted by Syria's civil war. more »