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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 November 18, 2014
The IRC's new documentary film, "Escaping Syria," shows the daily struggle of four Syrian families living in Iraq’s largest refugee camp, Domiz and one of Lebanon’s poorest regions, Akkar. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 17, 2014
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has awarded the IRC New Roots Program with a $500,000 grant to support resettled refugees with community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. more »
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Posted by Ruth Fertig on November 14, 2014
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the small fishing village of Sua, Marilyn Belga and her family lost their homes and almost their lives. A year later, Marilyn shares her story. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 14, 2014
Liberia, the country hit hardest by the outbreak, has seen more than 2,700 deaths. The IRC’s Peter Biro shares some of his photos from the front lines of the Ebola crisis. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 14, 2014
The IRC's Tyler Jump photographed the destruction Typhoon Haiyan left behind. Recently he returned to the island of Panay in the Visayas region in the Philippines to document the progress communities have made 12 months later. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2014
In refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border, the IRC is working with adolescent girls to tackle issues such as early marriage and domestic violence, and to help them build a brighter future. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2014
Syria's neighbors are hosting more than three million Syrian refugees. But with limited support from other countries, their capacity to help has been stretched to the limit. As a result, Syrian civilians now risk being turned back at their borders. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 12, 2014
The IRC hosted our annual Freedom Award Dinner in New York on Nov. 5. The benefit event honored the contributions of aid workers, featured Sting as a surprise guest, and raised a record-breaking $4.5 million to support our lifesaving work. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11, 2014
In this video, we take a look back at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. more »