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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 Kulsoom Rizvi on June 23, 2015
Last weekend, IRC president David Miliband met with some of the 150,000 refugees from northeastern Nigeria who have fled to neighboring Niger to escape attacks by Boko Haram militants.  more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 20, 2015
Nearly 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes by war, conflict and persecution. The IRC joins the United Nations on World Refugee Day (June 20) in raising awareness of this unprecedented crisis, urging global leaders to act, and saluting the courage of refugees who are rebuilding their lives far from home. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 19, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2015
War, conflict and persecution have uprooted almost 60 million people—the highest number ever recorded by the United Nations refugee agency, which has released its latest global trends report ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20). more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2015
As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, over 111,000 people − most of them women and children − have fled to neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers responding to the crisis. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 17, 2015
IRC president David Miliband says the crisis unfolding off the southern shores of Europe is a direct consequence of the failure of the international community to find solutions to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 17, 2015
Father’s Day is around the corner. Honor the courageous dads in your life—and dads around the world—by purchasing Rescue Gifts. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 17, 2015
The IRC’s Wassem Alshehab, who is part of the relief effort in Yemen, has been reporting from his hometown in Aden’s Buriqa district, now cut off by the Houthi rebels. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2015
June 20 is World Refugee Day 2015. IRC offices across the United States and around the world are honoring the resilience and courage of refugees with a variety of events throughout the month of June. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into widespread violence, some 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes. "Without a political solution, humanitarians will have to continue applying a very expensive band-aid to address suffering and save lives," the IRC said in a Jun. 16 statement. more »
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