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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 October 11, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 11, 2014
To mark the Day of the Girl, adolescent girls in South Sudan share how IRC centers give them safety, hope and an opportunity to build better futures in a country caught up in violent conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2014
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today for their dedication to voicing the right of education for all. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2014
Today the IRC in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya will mark Mental Health Week, an opportunity to openly discuss mental health and raise awareness. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on October 9, 2014
An early October heavy rain caused widespread flooding and affected 40,000 displaced South Sudanese seeking shelter at U.N. bases for the protection of civilians in Bentiu, South Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9, 2014
Five people are infected with Ebola every hour. The IRC has been working with communities to combat the spread of the deadly virus from the beginning of the crisis. Learn how we are saving lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9, 2014
IRC president David Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community leaders and to encourage aid agencies to embrace effective community-partnership approach to stop the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8, 2014
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8, 2005, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on October 7, 2014
The risk of Ebola reaching the Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties in Liberia remains high and imminent. The IRC's Dr. Abiy Mulugeta Abebe is leading the response. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2014
The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. more »