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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 February 10, 2016
People fleeing from countries in conflict continue to risk their lives in search of safety in Europe. Meet a few families who plead for an end to the suffering. more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on February 2, 2016
Through the IRC's Vision not Victim program, we asked Syrian and Jordanian girls to discuss their goals and imagine their future personal and professional lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2016
The IRC has launched a series of policy briefs examining the challenges Syrian refugees in host countries like Jordan and Lebanon face in finding employment and and earning the income they need to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 26, 2016
With specialized training from the IRC, math teacher Sinan Younis and other educators are helping students in conflict zones like Iraq to feel safe and to learn. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 22, 2016
Because of your support, a congressional bill that could have halted resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States was defeated in the Senate on Jan. 20. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 19, 2016
A new survey carried out by the IRC has revealed that single Syrian refugee men struggle to access critical assistance and have been forgotten, overlooked by aid agencies. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2016
The IRC has opened a refugee transit site in northern Lesbos, the first stop in Europe for many refugees fleeing countries affected by conflict. The site, named Apanemo, will make it easier to provide immediate assistance for new arrivals. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 15, 2016
The IRC launches its accredited microloan program, which will help refugee entrepreneurs build credit, start small businesses and contribute the prosperity of their new communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2016
As the worst Ebola epidemic in history in West Africa is officially declared over, the IRC warns the disease can easily resurface if the right preventive measures do not remain in place. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 13, 2016
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry visited the IRC’s refugee resettlement programs in Silver Spring where he met with refugees who have escaped from horrific violence and terror. more »