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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on December 17, 2015
The IRC is preparing to open a reception center in northern Lesbos, often the first stop for thousands of exhausted refugees seeking safety in Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2015
Meet three refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq who are making a difficult journey to seek safety and a new home in Europe. Nearly one million refugees have reached Europe this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15, 2015
Two years ago a political rivalry sparked a conflagration of ethnic violence in South Sudan, where thousands of people have been killed and some 2 million have been forced to flee their homes. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2015
Thousands of Rescue Gifts have been given this holiday season and these are the ones that IRC supporters have given the most: warm blankets, solar lamps, a year of school, and more. more »