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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 June 11, 2015
The IRC and other aid agencies are calling for a lasting solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen which has left millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 11, 2015
Touched by trauma and loss, Syrian refugee girls share ideas about how they want to change their country, help others, and use their skills and passions to improve their communities. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 5, 2015
After the only free general hospital in Liberia’s bustling capital—once the heart of the country’s Ebola outbreak—was forced to shut its doors, the IRC worked with the hospital staff to reopen with the resources and procedures needed for proper infection prevention and control, rigorous Ebola response training for staff, and much needed renovations of its pediatric and emergency wards. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 5, 2015
The IRC's Children of Peace program in Niger and Tanzania provides vital education to refugee children whose lives have been turned upside-down by conflict and crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 4, 2015
Spend a day with IRC aid worker Jonia Karumuna as she meets Burundian refugees arriving in a Tanzanian refugee camp to identify anyone who may need medical care or has experienced sexual violence. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 2, 2015
The IRC’s prevention efforts in the town of Kigoma in western Tanzania has significantly helped curb the spread of cholera and other diseases among locals and Burundian refugees fleeing from political unrest in their country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 2, 2015
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enables adolescent girls to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. Read their stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 28, 2015
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Management Day (May 28), the IRC talked with women from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict areas where we work about the challenges of managing their periods while living as refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 28, 2015
On May 26, Sierra Leone marked a year since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in the country began, claiming close to 4,000 lives. Tremendous progress has been made as life slowly returns to some of the worst-hit places where the IRC continues its Ebola response. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 27, 2015
Today IRC President and CEO David Miliband delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The speech underscored what Miliband described as the vital importance of reinventing humanitarian affairs and foreign policy in a world of increasingly complex humanitarian crises. more »