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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 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 »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14, 2015
After her husband was killed by Boko Haram last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola, Nigeria where she and her three small children now live with her father-in-law. She is one of the lucky ones to escape the violence erupting in the country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 14, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing a violent insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier is tweeting updates and photos from the Niger response. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 10, 2015
Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Thailand on April 7. The camp is home to 13,000 mostly Karenni refugees from Myanmar (Burma). more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 8, 2015
In rural Myanmar, family planning is often frowned upon by conservative community members and religious leaders. The IRC trains hundreds of women in Kayin state to become advocates for birth-spacing and safe pregnancies. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2015
It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 7, 2015
Over the course of a hundred days beginning April 7, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Take a look back at how the IRC helped Rwandans to begin to rebuild their lives, communities and the country as a whole. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
The war in Syria has caused extreme trauma and suffering for survivors, especially children and youth. The IRC, along with other aid agencies responding to the crisis, spotlights the potential needs of the most vulnerable refugees, as the United States prepares to resettle some of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
Reuben Nyaora was part of an IRC ambulance team that rushed from the Dadaab refugee camp to Garissa University College on April 2 when they heard that gunmen had attacked the campus, 50 miles away. Read Nyaora's gripping account from the scene. more »
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