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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 on September 10, 2014
Health workers on the front lines have borne the brunt of the crisis. More than 225 have contracted the virus and nearly 130 have died since the outbreak began in March. The IRC says health care workers are in dire need of personal protection equipment to fight the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 10, 2014
Children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq face missing out on school. The Kurdistan Regional Government delayed the start of school by a month, to today. But the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2014
Since early June, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes from Islamic State militants who have violently targeted religious minorities in its rampage throughout northwestern Iraq. Approximately, 122,585 Yazidis, Iraq's oldest religious minority, fled into Syria as a result of the attack. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 8, 2014
For World Literacy Day, the IRC shares photos from the Pakistan Reading Project, which aims to get 2.5 million children reading at grade level for the first time. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 5, 2014
Opera star Danielle de Niese is in Tanzania this week to visit the International Rescue Committee’s project to end child labor. “Children are the present and future of Tanzania,” she says, “Education must be a priority.” more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on September 3, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Hamadi lives in the seaport town in Tanga, a region in northern Tanzania near the Kenyan border. He dropped out of school when he was 10 to join his father and uncles who are fishermen. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 3, 2014
In Liberia, the IRC is providing health centers and medical teams with the critical supplies and equipment they need to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Our new infographic shows what the kits include. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 29, 2014
10-year-old Schuyler Munden was inspired to raise funds for the IRC's critical work with uprooted communities after watching a news segment on the plight of Syrian children. In just three weeks, Schuyler raised $1,150. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 29, 2014
The number of refugees from Syria hit the 3 million mark today, according to data released by the United Nations refugee agency. The IRC's president David Miliband says, "the three million refugees from the Syria conflict represent three million indictments of government brutality, opposition violence and international failure." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2014
The IRC is at Ebola’s frontline in Liberia, and Emmanuel Boyah, IRC's primary health manager, is leading the response to the deadly outbreak in Lofa County. He says “We are trying to fight for the survival of our people. Ebola is very dangerous, but we have to fight.” more »