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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 September 19, 2014
Exploitation and harassment is a daily reality for Syrian women and girls. In our new report on Syrian women and girls, one in three Syrian refugee stated that they felt too scared or overwhelmed to leave their homes at all. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 19, 2014
Actress and IRC Voice Piper Perabo visits the IRC's work with Syrian refugee children in Beirut. In her personal blog on The Huffington Post she says, "I am going to Beirut. I am going as much to educate myself, as I am to share my experience." more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
Syrian refugees told the IRC that with dwindling options and scarce resources, many families are marrying off their daughters at a very early age. Read the story of Sabeen, forced to get married at age 15. more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
Syrian women and adolescent girls shared with us their perception of increased physical and emotional violence in the home since fleeing Syria. Here's Zaeemah's story. more »
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Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
For many Syrian women and girls living as refugees, walking to school, the store, the latrine, or anywhere else exposes them to threats of harassment and assault. Read Farah's story. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18, 2014
A new report from the IRC gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action in protecting their rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18, 2014
Three new grants from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will allow the IRC to help 2,700 refugees, immigrants and other qualified individuals reach their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18, 2014
Most of those displaced by the Syrian crisis are women and girls. A new IRC report reveals the challenges they face, and brings their voices to the world. Follow our Storify feature for insights from today's launch event. more »
Posted by Sarah Smith on September 17, 2014
Public schools in Manhattan welcomed 150,000 children back to school this fall. But imagine if these children had no school to go to at all? Imagine over 300,000 children, or twice the number of all the public school children in Manhattan, unable to go to school. This is the situation in Lebanon right now. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 16, 2014
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair. more »

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