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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on July 9, 2015
The number of people who have fled to neighboring countries to escape Syria's civil war has surpassed four million. The latest figures released by the U.N. were based on a recent surge in new refugees in Turkey after intense fighting in northern Syria forced thousands to flee. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 7, 2015
As Nepal slowly recovers from two powerful earthquakes, the IRC is working with our partner AAR to rebuild schools destroyed in the worst disaster to hit the country in 80 years. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 3, 2015
Many refugees and other immigrants across the United States celebrate their naturalization as U.S. citizens on a very special day for Americans — July 4, Independence Day. Kadijeh Nasar and Shoeab Ammar, refugees from Iraq, became citizens on July 4, 2014 in a ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, Monticello. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2, 2015
As the United Nations declares the conflict in Yemen one of the world's most serious humanitarian crises, the IRC is calling for a pause in the fighting to allow aid to reach people in urgent need. More than a million have been displaced by months of violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2, 2015
News this week that Ebola has resurfaced in Liberia is a stark reminder of the ongoing threats facing the country, the IRC said in a statement today. These new cases must also serve as a wake-up call to the chronic issues with health systems that remain unaddressed. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 1, 2015
Attacks in the past week in Hassakah province in northeastern Syria has left thousands of people in urgent need of food, water and shelter. The IRC has been working around the clock to provide emergency assistance to those in dire need. more »