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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 Tyler Jump on August 3, 2015
Bearing the scars of an attack on his hometown, Mohammed, 18, is one of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war who have arrived on the shores of Europe seeking safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 29, 2015
With as many as 1,000 refugees continuing to arrive each day on the Greek island of Lesbos, the lack of basic assistance such as food, water and healthcare is a serious concern, says the IRC. Many of them have fled Syria's civil war. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on July 28, 2015
The IRC is delivering clean water and working to improve living conditions for hundreds of refugees crowded into the Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 28, 2015
Read our latest story on Medium about the three most devastating diseases among children under the age of five. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 24, 2015
The IRC’s Frankie Parrish shares photos from the Nyarugusu refugee camp in northern Tanzania, where the IRC is working to reunite unaccompanied children with their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 24, 2015
On this day in 1933 The New York Times reported the birth of the organization that would grow to become today’s IRC. That year a small group of concerned humanitarians from all walks of life came together at the request of Albert Einstein to help victims of the Nazis. Meet one of our courageous founders. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23, 2015
On the eve of President Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, the IRC is hoping he'll use the opportunity to meet refugees who have fled ongoing conflicts in neighboring countries, listen to their stories, and urge immediate action to end the violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23, 2015
The IRC is providing emergency assistance to more than half of the 14,000 people who fled the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak after it was attacked by militants last week. Many were fleeing for a second time. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 23, 2015
An International Rescue Committee emergency team is in Lesbos, Greece responding to the massive influx of refugees to the island. At 3pm EST today, July 23, they'll be on Reddit answering questions for our first Ask me Anything (AMA) session. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22, 2015
The IRC recently spoke with people in the Central African Republic who felt they had no real participation in the country's peace process after years of war. How could CAR be on a path to lasting recovery, they asked, when the combatants were still armed and organized? more »