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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 Lizzy Ongoro on May 7, 2014
The IRC's Lizzy Ongoro writes about the plight of a South Sudanese family taking refuge in Kenya a second time as the ongoing political stalemate in their country burst into violent conflict between the warring factions more »
Posted by The IRC on May 6, 2014
One million people have fled the fighting that erupted in South Sudan last December. Ezekiel Khor, a teacher from Bor, was one of them. "The only alternative was to cross the river," Ezekiel said. "Some people drowned in water, and some people were eaten by crocodiles." Watch his story. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
More than a million people have fled to escape a bloody conflict in South Sudan. Jeffrey Brown of NewsHour discussed the crisis with IRC president David Miliband as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the world's newest nation to urge peace talks. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
View a photo essay and video by the IRC’s Peter Biro of near famine conditions in Ganyiel, a town in northern Unity State, where thousands of people have fled the fighting—and have been reduced to eating water lilies, roots and grass to survive. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on May 2, 2014
Three years after achieving peace and independence, South Sudan is once again facing civil war. “My family was asleep in our house when I heard gunfire,” recalled Nyagon Kuol, 30. “I pushed my children to the floor and told them to lie down. We stayed that way for 16 hours.” more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
In five months of violence nearly 1 million people have been displaced within South Sudan. 300,000 have been made refugees in neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2014
The IRC is calling on the world not to give up on South Sudan but to make every effort to ensure that the fighting stops. "Without immediate, high level engagement to stop the violence, the people of South Sudan will face more killings and be plunged further into a food crisis," says IRC president David Miliband. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2014
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2014
We are excited and proud to officially announce that Joshua Redman, world-renowned jazz musician and composer, will join forces with the IRC and become one of our IRC Voices. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 29, 2014
14.7 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, hundreds of thousands of them driven from their homes by violence. "These figures are terrifying," says IRC president David Miliband. "Yet Yemen is a forgotten crisis." more »

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