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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 August 28, 2014
As the school year starts, hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqi children will not be able to attend classes—a staggering 850,000 children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq alone. While the Kurdistan Regional Government has postponed the school year by a month, the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on August 28, 2014
Since a vicious sectarian conflict erupted in the Central African Republic a year ago, thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. Despite warnings of even worse violence to come, the world has paid little attention. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2014
Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children. His youngest is only 10 months. They spent a total of 8 days in the mountain before they were able to find their way to the Syrian border. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2014
In South Sudan, close to 4 million people face starvation and 50,000 children are at risk of dying by the end of the year. In response, the International Rescue Committee is providing around-the-clock lifesaving nutritional support for children, emergency health care, clean water, sanitation services and other critical aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2014
The IRC's Ropak Shaban shares the story of Fatima, 19, who went into labor at a mosque in Dohuk. She fled her home in Mosul after the city was attacked by militants. She was afraid the local government would send her back to her village if she went to a hospital or clinic. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2014
World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the humanitarian spirit and commemorate those who risk their lives helping others uprooted by conflict and natural disaster, working in the most difficult conditions on the frontlines of emergencies. Today, the IRC recognizes these brave humanitarians and remembers those who gave their lives while carrying out our mission. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2014
Meet one of the IRC’s many humanitarian heroes: Mahab Madani. Madani works for the IRC's protection programs that provide legal information and services to people affected by conflict. She says, "there is a feeling that what we are doing is contributing to making the world a better place." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2014
The Ebola outbreak devastating western Africa has presented daunting challenges to Liberia, Sierra Leone and surrounding countries, most of which have severely limited resources to fight the scourge. Since March, the IRC has been assisting Liberia’s ministry of health county health team in Lofa with its response to the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 18, 2014
The IRC has joined the 500 Day Countdown for Global Education campaign which calls for world leaders to ensure every child's basic right to go to school and learn. The IRC pledged to help make education for every child a global priority by the end of 2015. more »