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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 September 30, 2015
The IRC believes that the Obama administration’s decision to resettle 10,000 Syrians over the next year does not reflect the magnitude of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. In a statement released today, we renewed our call for the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30, 2015
Children whose clasrooms were damaged by the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal in April are now heading to class in new learning centers built by IRC partner AAR Japan, which also provided school uniforms and school supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2015
Ali lost his hearing at five months old after a bomb struck his home in war-ravaged Aleppo, Syria. His mother, Fatima, led her family on a perilous journey to Europe in hopes he could get the surgery he needs to get better. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2015
IRC president David Miliband testified before Congress on Sep. 29 on the growing humanitarian crisis sparked by the civil war in Syria. Earlier this month, he met with refugees the IRC is assisting on the Greek island of Lesbos. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on September 26, 2015
Reproductive health services—including access to family planning—are especially vital in areas affected by crisis. Here's a look into an IRC-run health clinic in Tanzania providing critical services to Burundian refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 25, 2015
As they set down new roots in America, refugee farmers are feeding the local economy and filling a gap in neighborhoods with few or no places to purchase fresh produce. more »
Posted by David Miliband on September 23, 2015
IRC president David Miliband writes why it’s critical to battle malnutrition in fragile states and the changes world leaders need to make to keep millions of children healthy. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2015
In July, 500 refugees arrived daily on the shores of Lesbos, Greece. Today, the numbers are close to 4,000. IRC president David Miliband spoke with emergency field director Kirk Day last week regarding the situation in Lesbos and the enormous needs that have gone unmet. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2015
Amer is one of IRC's educators who provide street and working children in Beirut, including Syrian refugees fleeing from war, with psychosocial support, recreational activities and basic literacy and numeracy classes. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21, 2015
The Bezos Family Foundation along with the IRC and Global Nomads Group launched the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge which will help Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Iraq recover from crisis. more »