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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 April 3, 2015
The war in Syria has caused extreme trauma and suffering for survivors, especially children and youth. The IRC, along with other aid agencies responding to the crisis, spotlights the potential needs of the most vulnerable refugees, as the United States prepares to resettle some of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
Reuben Nyaora was part of an IRC ambulance team that rushed from the Dadaab refugee camp to Garissa University College on April 2 when they heard that gunmen had attacked the campus, 50 miles away. Read Nyaora's gripping account from the scene. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2015
Responding to a recent New York Times editorial on Afghanistan's future, IRC president David Miliband says it is essential to provide assistance to the millions of Afghans uprooted and impoverished by 30 years of civil war. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 2, 2015
The IRC is providing immediate medical care for those who have been injured in the horrific attack on students at Garissa University College in Kenya. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 1, 2015
Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon can’t afford rent, to buy food and fuel, or pay for schooling for their children. The IRC provides cash assistance, accessed through reloadable debit cards, to thousands of the most vulnerable. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2015
The IRC has been forced to temporarily suspend its programs in southern Yemen, but is looking at ways to meet new emergency needs amid new waves of violence. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the U.S. border last summer. The IRC joined the effort to ensure that they were treated humanely and their rights protected. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30, 2015
Alpha Tamba, a physician assistant from Liberia, traveled to remote villages to address deadly rumors about Ebola -- including that it was being spread by the government or aid groups. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 25, 2015
Explore panoramas of the IRC’s work in refugee camps and cities in Jordan where more than 600,000 Syrian refugees have sought safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 22, 2015
In 2014 alone, the IRC reached 3.3 million people whose lives have been affected by conflict with access to clean drinking water and sanitation services. more »

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