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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 Sophia Jones on March 4, 2014
As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up our emergency response throughout eastern Africa. Read updates from inside South Sudan and from refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 3, 2014
“The classic definition of humanitarian action is simple: we exist to save lives," says IRC president David Miliband. "But in fact we have other priorities too." Read his recent commentary in The Guardian. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 3, 2014
Over the past decade, the IRC has been working with communities and tribal and cultural leaders in northern Uganda to reduce violence against women and girls and increase accountability of perpetrators. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 1, 2014
Follow the IRC on Instagram for exclusive pictures that tell the story of our more than 80 years of humanitarian work around the world – and give you a behind-the-scenes look into the latest IRC events. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 24, 2014
Women’s E-News looks at the efforts of the IRC and the United Nations to curb the practice of early marriage of Syrian refugee girls ... plus other recent media coverage touching on the IRC's work around the world: more »
Posted by The IRC on February 21, 2014
The IRC's Salih Musa, a refugee himself from Syria, says his mission is to help the youngest victims of the Syrian conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 20, 2014
Layla’s life changed forever in a single day. This time last year, her home outside Damascus was destroyed during fighting in the Syrian civil war; she lost her husband and two brothers. Her first decision as a widowed mother was to take her children away from the war. more »
Posted by Lizzy Ongoro on February 19, 2014
In northern Kenya, the IRC recently launched a major vaccination campaign for children living in the Kakuma refugee camp. Many of the camp residents are from South Sudan, with approximately 370 newcomers arriving daily. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 17, 2014
One million people in the Central African Republic have been uprooted from their homes due to extreme violence. The IRC is there, providing emergency assistance in camps across the capital city, Bangui. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2014
In 2013, the IRC and our partner organizations provided 13 million people with primary and reproductive health care and gave 1.4 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Read more about the impact of our work in our latest annual report. more »