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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 29, 2015
Imagine, on top of your more than full-time job, volunteering all your spare time and donating your own money to help strangers. Actress and IRC Voice Piper Perabo writes about the heroic Greek volunteers who have been welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2015
IRC aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are responding after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed more than 300 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes along the mountainous border between the two countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2015
International Rescue Committee aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are prepared to respond after a massive earthquake centered near Afghanistan's northeastern border rocked the region today. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi and Tyler Jump on October 26, 2015
For three years, Fadi Katamesh stayed behind in Syria to try to keep his hometown from collapsing and his people safe, even as bombs rained around his city each day. But as the war grew worse, he was was forced to flee with his family and leave behind a place he cared for. Here's his story. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23, 2015
Some 16,000 refugees on the island of Lesbos found themselves stranded on Oct. 21 when multiple changes to the refugee registration process forced people to funnel into a single site. Tension between police and refugees erupted into scuffles. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2015
The IRC, in partnership with Google and Mercy Corps, has launched, a website accessible by mobile phone that provides up-to-date, location-specific information to refugees arriving in Europe. more »
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 »