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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 5, 2014
A photo share from Islamabad, Pakistan in honor of World teacher's Day. The IRC and our partners are working to hone the instruction skills of thousands of reading teachers in Pakistan. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
In 1987, civil war drove some 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Learn the story behind the movie "The Good Lie." more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
For the IRC staff in Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, is personal, affecting their friends, their neighbors, and their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Selahdin Mohamed, 33, who was killed in a road accident in southeastern Ethiopia on September 25. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 2, 2014
The IRC was announced today as the first-ever official charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on September 30, 2014
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30, 2014
Watch as young Syrian refugees living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan use stop-motion animation as a tool for self-expression. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2014
Today is the inauguration of the new president of Afghanistan. IRC country director in Afghanistan Allen Greenway writes about the need for the new government to maintain their investment in the country's future. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2014
The IRC's new report evaluates the positive social and economic impact of emergency cash for refugees living in Lebanon. more »
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Posted by Anna Kim on September 26, 2014
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story. more »