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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 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 »
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 »