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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 October 20, 2015
Despite bitter cold and choppy seas, refugees from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries continue to risk the perilous six-mile boat journey from Turkey to Greece—a devastating testament to their desperation. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16, 2015
Actress Piper Perabo writes about the experiences of Syrian refugees she met while visiting IRC programs in Greece in her role as an IRC Voice. She tells the story of a heart-wrenching choice one family had to make when they fled. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2015
With the help of the IRC, a village in Ivory Coast has not seen a single case of cholera for more than a year after coming together to promote healthy practices that can prevent the spread of disease. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 12, 2015
Because so much more needs to be done to address the needs of refugees, both in Europe and in the Middle East, the IRC is asking individuals, foundations and corporations to help us expand and deepen the impact of our work. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 12, 2015
After enrolling in an IRC program for adolescent girls in Lebanon, 14-year-old Marah from Syria learned how to better communicate with her father about something very important to her: She wants to go back to school. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 9, 2015
"How bad would things have to get, for you to spend all of your money so your family could cram into a small, flimsy, rubber boat with 40 other people?" Actress Piper Perabo writes in Medium about the experiences of Syrian refugees she met in Greece. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8, 2015
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2015
Through the IRC's community-based education project called "Partnerships for Peace," Gul Zada is one of many teachers bringing education to thousands of children living in Pakistan's remote tribal areas. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2015
The IRC is shocked and appalled by the news that a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was hit by a series of air strikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan. We support the calls of UNSG Ban Ki Moon and others for an independent investigation of this terrible incident. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 2, 2015
The surge in refugees arriving in Greece has given 33-year-old George Tyrikos the chance to repay a 70-year-old family debt to the people of Syria, where his grandmother sought shelter during the Second World War. George was recently featured on Humans of New York, which is currently sharing refugees' stories. more »

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