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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 December 7, 2014
Torrential rains dumped by Typhoon Hagupit as it pushes through the Philippines increase the risk of catastrophic flooding and landslides. The IRC and local partners are rolling out needs assessments across the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday after more than half a million people were evacuated from their homes. The IRC has been preparing for the worst as it helps communities there rebuild one year after powerful Typhoon Haiyan. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2014
The IRC is preparing for Typhoon Hagupit, which is gaining strength as it bears down on islands in the Philippines still recovering from the destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan 13 months ago. Half a million people have evacuated their homes. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2014
The IRC today announced that it is testing and plans to deploy an electronic medical records system called “Jedi” that will allow health care workers to record patient information in the high-risk areas of Ebola treatment centers. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2014
The IRC's recent report on Syrian women and girls provides moving testimonies of women and girls who face sexual exploitation and harassment, domestic violence, and early and forced marriage. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2014
Dozens of women have told the IRC that they would be forced to go back to war-torn Syria after the World Food Program suspends food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on December 4, 2014
Meet three young Syrian refugees living in Turkey who dream of nothing more than to get the education they deserve. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on December 4, 2014
On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. In this multimedia series, the IRC's Tyler Jump returns to the Philippines one year later to witness the tremendous progress that has been made in the communities the IRC helped rebuild. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2014
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2014, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities that you can support. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis around the world. more »
Posted by Rachel Unkovic on December 2, 2014
The Ebola virus has left more than 5,000 people dead as cases in West Africa continue to surge. In this multimedia series, meet some of the first responders working tirelessly with the IRC to save lives and end Ebola. more »
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