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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 December 31, 2015
Refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan who were resettled by the IRC in Northern California describe their plights, their dreams and the roads they’ve taken to carve out a new life in America. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2015
As the refugee crisis in Europe continues to dominate news headlines, there are many countries left to struggle with conflict and natural disaster largely out of sight—and largely on their own. Here are 20 humanitarian crises you may have missed that drove mass displacement this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29, 2015
See the stories from you read and shared the most in 2015, a year that has seen more people uprooted by violence and persecution than at any time since World War II. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28, 2015
Right now some 60 million people are living in limbo, having been forced to flee their homes by war, conflict and persecution. Earlier this year the IRC launched a new publication on Medium called “Uprooted” to help tell the stories of the individual human beings behind the tragic numbers in the global refugee crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 25, 2015
In a photo recently posted to the IRC's Instagram account (@theIRC), Vivianne, fleeing Aleppo, Syria, shares a universal mother-son moment with her one-year-old son Elias on Lesbos, Greece. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24, 2015
This video narrated by actor and IRC supporter Mandy Patinkin puts you in the shoes of the 60 million people worldwide who are uprooted by war, conflict or persecution -- the greatest upheaval of humanity since World War II. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2015
The IRC supports newly arrived refugees to America by providing immediate aid, including food and shelter. Here's a closer look at the steps the United States takes to welcome some of the world’s most vulnerable people. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2015
Since November, hundreds of people including children have been infected with cholera, a highly contagious disease. With the onset of the rainy season, the IRC is concerned the epidemic could continue to spread, making already poor living conditions even worse. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 22, 2015
A daunting humanitarian crisis has gripped the world: 2015 draws to a close with the news that one million refugees and migrants have fled to Europe for safety and a new start. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 17, 2015
Forcibly uprooted from their homes, millions of Syrian children are growing up knowing nothing but war and terror. The IRC spoke with six refugee families on the Greek island of Lesbos about the difficult questions their children ask. more »