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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 June 6, 2014
"I don't feel safe here and I'm afraid a lot," says 15-year-old Melissa. She was interviewed by the IRC's Peter Biro at one of the camps in the capital city, Bangui, where families uprooted by sectarian violence have sought shelter. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 6, 2014
Delivering aid in Central African Republic has become increasingly dangerous due to escalating violence, the IRC said today. Armed groups are attacking civilians with impunity, and even aid workers have become targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 6, 2014
The IRC, working closely with the Sierra Leone ministry of health and sanitation, has launched emergency interventions to prevent further spread of deadly Ebola across the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 5, 2014
On World Environment Day 2014, food for thought from Albert Einstein. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 4, 2014
When fire engulfed the Ban Mae Surin camp in northwestern Thailand last year, Sha Nay Htoo, 13, was badly burnt as he was trying to save other refugees trapped by the flames. See how Sha Nay and his neighbors are recovering from the tragedy. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 4, 2014
Ongoing instability across the Central African Republic has uprooted at least a million people. The IRC has remained in the country throughout the current crisis to provide lifesaving assistance. Get aid worker updates. more »
Posted by Danielle Silber on June 3, 2014
With generous support from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, the IRC launched a MicroProducer Academy in 2013 to enable refugee farmers to adapt their existing skills to the U.S. agricultural landscape and marketplace. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 2, 2014
In Mafraq, a northern Jordanian town near the Syrian border, Anaam and her husband Raed live with their three young children in an empty store. To help cover the costs of living, the IRC provides Anaam and other Syrian refugee women with assistance in the form of cash, which they access with special ATM bankcards. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 30, 2014
The IRC along with 11 other nongovernmental organizations signed a joint statement demanding a new approach in getting immediate humanitarian aid to the 10 million Syrians inside the country who are in need of help. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 29, 2014
There is an increasing number of displaced people escaping the armed conflict in Nigeria. The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency health and nutritional support to 1,600 children under five and 225 pregnant and breastfeeding women in the northeastern Adamawa State of the country. more »