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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 Anna Kim on September 26, 2014
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 25, 2014
Women and girls fleeing Syria bear the brunt of the more than three-year conflict, yet their needs are often overlooked, and their voices lost. The IRC has been working to make sure they can quickly and safely access emergency supplies, medical care, counseling and other social services. Take a look at our work in photos. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 24, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2014
As world leaders hold a summit meeting this week on climate change, learn how climate change and other environmental pressures are affecting the world's conflicts and changing the dynamics of humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2014
IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the IRC's emergency response to the Ebola outbreak. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 22, 2014
With the announcement of the new president of Afghanistan, the IRC calls the international community to fully commit to funding and delivering emergency relief to Afghans in desperate need. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 22, 2014
Refugee youth from Syria created a series of short animations during a film workshop organized by the International Rescue Committee in Jordan aimed at raising awareness about violence and discrimination. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 20, 2014
For Syrian refugees like Zaeemah, daily life is a desperate struggle. The IRC's new report sheds light on the chronic abuse and harassment experienced by Syrian women and girls over the past three years inside their homes and communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19, 2014
Take a look at our special feature based on a recent report that brings to light the voices of Syrian women and girls and the barriers they face. Experience a typical day through their eyes. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19, 2014
Syrian women and girls speak out about their daily struggle to survive. Our new video brings to the daily barriers they face. more »