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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 June 24, 2014
When 46-year-old Nasra arrived in Zaatari refugee camp with her husband, Ahmad, they were weary from the long journey from Syria and the tragedies that plagued them during their escape. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 23, 2014
There are now 51.2 million refugees and displaced people across the world. Most are struggling to get by in crowded camps, dilapidated apartments and improvised shelters exposed to the elements. The IRC’s Peter Biro shares some of his photos of uprooted people. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 23, 2014
The IRC in South Sudan is warning displaced people living in Bentiu camp about the risk of cholera and diarrhea after recent heavy rains and severe flooding. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
“Homes hosting Iraqis fleeing from violence are becoming overcrowded and some don’t have good access to clean water and sanitation, says IRC senior health advisor Camilo Valderrama. "Add the scorching heat and you have a recipe for a the outbreak of disease." more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
Today the IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day. Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 20, 2014
The IRC introduced Nawida Saidhosin to the League of Kitchens, a New York-based workshop provides classes for small groups of students in the homes of immigrant cooks. Nawida was one of the six chosen to share her delicious recipes of Afghan cuisine. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2014
How many refugees are there in the world? Good question. To honor the resilience and courage of refugees on World Refugee Day, the IRC asked people on the streets of New York City to answer this question. Their responses will surprise you. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19, 2014
June 20 is World Refugee Day. IRC offices across the United States and around the world are honoring the resilience and courage of refugees with a variety of events throughout the month of June. Here's a sampling. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2014
In Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier shares updates and photos from our response. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 17, 2014
Read Halima's story part of the global campaign, “1Family torn apart is too many,” in conjunction with 2014 World Refugee Day. “1Family torn apart is too many” is a call to action to help refugee families stay united and have the opportunity to live in peace and dignity. more »