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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 Sarah Smith on September 17, 2014
Public schools in Manhattan welcomed 150,000 children back to school this fall. But imagine if these children had no school to go to at all? Imagine over 300,000 children, or twice the number of all the public school children in Manhattan, unable to go to school. This is the situation in Lebanon right now. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 16, 2014
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 15, 2014
Today the International Rescue Committee welcomed the deployment of 7,500 United Nations peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where brutal sectarian violence has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. more »
Posted by Lucy Carrigan on September 15, 2014
Acclaimed opera singer Danielle de Niese recently traveled to Tanzania to visit IRC child-protection programs in that country. The grand finale of Danielle’s visit was her performance at Nyaragusu for the camp’s youth. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 12, 2014
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on September 12, 2014
After more than 60 years of conflict, Myanmar's nurses and medics from opposing sides are joining forces to address critical health concerns of the country's displaced population in Karenni State in eastern Burma. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 11, 2014
IRC president David Miliband spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour today about how humanitarian work is crucial in Syria and Iraq. more »
Posted by on September 10, 2014
Health workers on the front lines have borne the brunt of the crisis. More than 225 have contracted the virus and nearly 130 have died since the outbreak began in March. The IRC says health care workers are in dire need of personal protection equipment to fight the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 10, 2014
Children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq face missing out on school. The Kurdistan Regional Government delayed the start of school by a month, to today. But the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2014
Since early June, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes from Islamic State militants who have violently targeted religious minorities in its rampage throughout northwestern Iraq. Approximately, 122,585 Yazidis, Iraq's oldest religious minority, fled into Syria as a result of the attack. more »