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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 6, 2015
The IRC's Lucy Carrigan shares her impression of the people she met in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are working to ensure that once they see Ebola out the door, Ebola is gone for good. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on March 5, 2015
The IRC's Tyler Jump visits families escaping intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. “All the schools are destroyed... There are no jobs, there is no place to live,” says Ivan, 61, who left his home in Debaltseve. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on March 4, 2015
The Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone and Liberia to close for almost a year. As children head back to class, here are four ways to keep them safe from Ebola. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 4, 2015
Thousands of Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains are arriving in the border town of Yida, in Unity State, to escape ongoing fighting between Sudan’s armed forces and rebels based in the region. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 3, 2015
"I am delighted to contribute to this important conference. I congratulate the EU on this initiative and its commitment to West Africa. The International Rescue Committee is proud to have worked in Sierra Leone and Liberia for nearly twenty years; to have chaired NGO Consortia in both countries responding to the Ebola outbreak; and to have 700 staff, the vast bulk of them local people, on the ground today working to help both countries eliminate the disease. Today I want to speak to and for their insights." more »
Posted by The IRC on March 2, 2015
The IRC has published a set of recommendations on next steps in stopping an outbreak like Ebola in the future. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 1, 2015
As Liberia continues its fight against Ebola, another highly infectious disease is threatening young children. more »
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Posted by The IRC on February 25, 2015
As part of the Talks@GS speaker series, IRC president David Miliband recently discussed the Ebola and Syria crises, and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 18, 2015
Three clowns from the Spain-based nonprofit organization recently performed for families in northern Jordan, where the IRC operates mobile health clinics and provides other support for Syrian refugees and Jordanians in need. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 17, 2015
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week. more »