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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 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 »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on May 28, 2014
In 2008, Asyar and her husband decided it was time to leave Iraq. One of their daughters had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and their neighborhood had been taken over by militants. Traumatized, the parents felt that leaving home was the best chance to keep their family safe. They fled to Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 27, 2014
The IRC has resumed health, water, sanitation and livelihoods programs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, that had been suspended for four weeks following attacks against international and U.N. agencies. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 23, 2014
Half the population of South Sudan – 4.9 million – needs humanitarian assistance as a result of five months of fighting. "This crisis is man-made," says IRC vice president Sharon Waxman, "and the parties to the conflict bear ultimate responsibility for its impact on civilians and for its resolution." more »
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2014
The IRC in Mogadishu, Somalia, has been responding to the health needs of thousands of people fleeing conflict in the south of the country. more »