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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 August 8, 2014
As new waves of violence engulf Iraq, the IRC is providing emergency medical care for as many as 4,000 Yazidis, mostly women and children, who survived without food or water for up to six days while hiding from militants in Iraq's Sinjar mountains. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7, 2014
Begun immediately after birth, breastfeeding cuts in half the chance that babies will die during their most vulnerable period of life, the first 28 days. Yet still, breastfeeding is widely undervalued and poorly practiced. The IRC is working to educate communities about its benefits. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7, 2014
The IRC resettles the first Syrian refugees in Georgia since war broke out nearly three years ago more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2014
The anatomy of famine: An infographic illustrating how fighting, paired with adverse weather, have left many communities bracing for famine in South Sudan. Seven million people are at risk of starvation, the United Nations warns. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 5, 2014
The upsurge of violence in South Sudan has displaced 1.5 million people, according to the United Nations. 50,000 children could face death in the next few months, with 7 million people at risk of starvation. The IRC is actively working to reach the most vulnerable in order to prevent the worst. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 1, 2014
As an Ebola outbreak surges through West Africa, IRC staff and community health workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia are actively working to educate communities on how to stop the spread of the virus. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on July 31, 2014
As the humanitarian crisis in Iraq deepens, the IRC continues to provide vital support to thousands of families forced from their homes by the violence escalating throughout the region. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 30, 2014
Rising violence has forced children as young as three years old from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to trek through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. In response to this crisis, the Obama administration has submitted an emergency funding request to Congress which would meet the most critical humanitarian and protection needs of the children. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 29, 2014
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. The IRC is responding to immediate needs, providing people with shelter to escape the sun, wind and rain, as well as supplying clean water and toilets to prevent illness. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 28, 2014
At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. A collection of photos by the IRC's Peter Biro provides a snapshot of how the IRC rescues lives. more »

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