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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 July 12, 2014
For the first time, the IRC has sponsored a boy's soccer team in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. The team reached the semifinal round of the Zaatari World Cup tournament. This is their story. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 11, 2014
The IRC and InterAction recently sponsored two women from Congo to travel to the United States and speak about their experiences working with women's grassroots organizations in their country. Séraphine and Marie Jeannette Nabintu M’Mirindi reflect on their time in America and their work with women and girls in Congo. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC speaks up on the funding needs to respond to the surge in arrivals of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America to the U.S. border since October. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the United States’ southwestern borders. There is no doubt that some of the unaccompanied minors now seeking refuge in the United States are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 8, 2014
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, humanitarian aid groups raise the alarm that a funding shortfall is imminent and unless new appeals are met the country faces famine and disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 4, 2014
Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra Naji and her family were resettled by the IRC in New York City in 2008. Watch and share her story to celebrate the Fourth of July, America's Independence Day. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on July 3, 2014
Rachel describes her time in Sudan, as a child and as an adult, in terms of fear and foreboding. In 1994, Rachel’s immediate family was granted refugee status in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 3, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2, 2014
In 2012 after 60 years of conflict, the Myanmar government signed a ceasefire with Karenni rebel groups. The two sides are now working together for the first time, with IRC support. Their joint team is bringing medicine and health care to former war zones. more »
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