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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on July 21, 2015
In a new report, the IRC warns that the Central African Republic -- one of the world’s poorest countries -- suffers not only from mass atrocities and misrule, but also a dangerous dependence on aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2015
When 3,000 Malians fleeing fighting sought safety in the town of Menaka, the IRC constructed a new well that doubled the available water to help save lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 14, 2015
With Europe facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on its southern shores, the IRC is sending an emergency team to the Greek island of Lesbos where 1,000 refugees are arriving daily from countries ravaged by conflict. The IRC is also calling on European countries to support refugee relief efforts. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 9, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into a civil war, thousands have been killed, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. more »