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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 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 »
Posted by Tyler Jump on June 26, 2015
The IRC is ramping up its response in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo where thousands of Burundian refugees have sought shelter from political unrest. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 23, 2015
Last weekend, IRC president David Miliband met with some of the 150,000 refugees from northeastern Nigeria who have fled to neighboring Niger to escape attacks by Boko Haram militants.  more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2015
Nearly 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes by war, conflict and persecution. The IRC joins the United Nations on World Refugee Day (June 20) in raising awareness of this unprecedented crisis, urging global leaders to act, and saluting the courage of refugees who are rebuilding their lives far from home. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2015
War, conflict and persecution have uprooted almost 60 million people—the highest number ever recorded by the United Nations refugee agency, which has released its latest global trends report ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20). more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2015
As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, over 111,000 people − most of them women and children − have fled to neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers responding to the crisis. more »