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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 April 23, 2015
Yemen was already in a desperately fragile state before simmering, months-long violence in the country boiled over in March. The IRC is working urgently to find ways to get essential drugs and supplies to hospitals. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on April 23, 2015
From San Diego to Baltimore, the IRC is helping resettled refugees and their new neighbors in the United States access the fresh foods they need to live healthy lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 23, 2015
Well over a million Ukrainians have been uprooted by over a year of fighting between government and rebel forces. Five million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 22, 2015
Aid worker for the International Rescue Committee Mustafa Hassan was honored at the TIME 100 Gala in New York City for the most influential people in the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2015
Noella Tchekanabo, a Congolese refugee and mother of six, was determined to make the best life for her children. With the help of the IRC, she was recently resettled in the United States to rebuild the life she once dreamed of for her family. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2015
After witnessing the death of fifteen relatives and neighbors, Gloria Ibrahim fled with her three small children to the city of Yola where an estimated 400,000 people have sought safety from a violent insurgency in Nigeria's northeast. "They surround the village and kill my husband and his younger brother in the same room and kill our relatives and neighbor," she says. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2015
Mustafa Hassan heads a team of 50 people at the IRC who provide care and shelter for more than 2,000 children who have made the dangerous and difficult journey from Syria to Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2015
Iraq has faced a tragic cycle of war and violence. Some 2.5 million people have been displaced in the country from ongoing conflict. The IRC documents this forgotten humanitarian crisis. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 15, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 15, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »