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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 12, 2014
IRC engineers consult with local communities to locate latrine and bathing facilities in areas where women and girls will feel safe using them, and then build them to ensure privacy. Steps like these go a long way in preventing sexual assault and harassment. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10, 2014
CNN interviewed IRC aid workers for its report today on the Boko Haram insurgency that is forcing thousands of refugees -- most of them women and girls -- to flee Nigeria to seek safety in neighboring Niger. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2014
More than one million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring Lebanon. Among them are children who are fending for themselves or working to help support their families on the streets of major cities. The IRC is running weekly activity sessions in Beirut designed to help these "street children" grow more resilient and learn how to stay safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2014
The IRC is pleased to partner with Human Rights Watch to present two powerful films on refugee rights at the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 12-22. more »
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 »