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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 March 21, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC humanitarian experts and others. This week's highlights include a look at technology and the Syria crisis. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on March 20, 2014
Early on a Saturday night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, 14 refugee students from around the globe shared the fabled stage with acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 20, 2014
The Mae Tao clinic, on the outskirts of the town of Mae Sot in northeastern Thailand, is the only source of medical care for thousands of Burmese along the volatile Thailand-Myanmar border. Get an update on the IRC-supported clinic's work. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2014
Syria’s ongoing civil war and other crises put women and girls at increased risk of sexual exploitation, abuse, assault, forced marriage, domestic violence and trafficking. Join the IRC in urging global leaders to put women and girls first in emergencies. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 19, 2014
Rania and her two colleagues trudge through the dusty streets of Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, their black and yellow baseball caps and official badges identifying them as IRC volunteers. Learn how they're helping their fellow refugees. more »
Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on March 18, 2014
Iris scanners are just one component of what is becoming, in and around Syria and with remarkably little attention, the most technological humanitarian response ever. more »
Posted by on March 14, 2014
2.5 million refugees created, 80% of them women and children. An estimated 140,000 people killed. Roughly 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their own country. The figures continue to grow and leave the world numb in the face of the Syrian crisis, one that will reach the grim third year milestone on March 15. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 13, 2014
Three years after the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, the threat of unspeakable violence and cruelty is a daily reality for women and girls who have fled their homes in search of safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 12, 2014
“I used to be a nurse,” says Leila, who is describing her journey from the besieged Syrian city of Homs to Mafraq in northern Jordan, speaking with a calm dignity that can’t quite disguise a tinge of desperation so characteristic of Syrian refugees in Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »