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Handwashing helps keep you from getting sick or spreading disease. So what is the right way to wash your hands?

Kids at an International Rescue Committee "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrate how to wash your hands thoroughly in six steps -- with a catchy song. Happy World Handwashing Day!

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As a way to help Syrian youth express the challenges they face as war refugees, the International Refugee Committee sponsors animation workshops that allow them to tell their stories on video.

Here is a behind-the-scene look at one five-day workshop in Zaatari camp in Jordan, home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.

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The scale and severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented. The International Rescue Committee has been on the front lines of this health crisis since the start, providing lifesaving assistance in Liberia and Sierra Leone. In this video, IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the five things you need to know about our emergency response.

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Among the 3 million Syrians who have had to flee their homes, these women and girls speak out about their daily struggle to survive. Our new video brings to light the voices of Syrian women and girls and the barriers they face. Learn more at Rescue.org/Crisis-Syria


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Since early June, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled Islamic State militants who have targeted religious minorities in a violent rampage across northwestern Iraq. Thousands remain in need of food, water, shelter and safety.

Last month, the militants attacked one of Iraq’s oldest minorities, the Yazidi people of Sinjar. Some 122,585 men, women, and children fled into Syria as a result of the attack.

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As of this week, 3 million Syrians have become refugees, forced to flee their homes and their country. Watch and share this video to show your solidarity with the millions whose lives have been devastated by war for more than 3 years. (Published Aug. 28, 2014) 

Learn more: Rescue.org/Syria

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Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra Naji and her family were resettled by the International Rescue Committee in New York City in 2008. Watch and share her story to celebrate the Fourth of July, America's Independence Day.

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Learn more about the IRC’s immigration and citizenship services.

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More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in the wake of escalating violence-- this year alone. They join an additional 1,000,000 previously displaced Iraqis and refugees seeking safety from violent conflict. Many have sought refuge in the northern Kurdistan region. Latest updates: Rescue.org/Iraq (Published June 27, 2014)

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In Myanmar, nurses and medics who had been on opposing sides in one of the world's longest civil wars are now working shoulder to shoulder to bring health care to remote regions that until recently were combat zones.

Their mission is symbolic of the extraordinary changes sweeping Myanmar, also known as Burma, long a pariah state isolated from the rest of the world.  (Posted June 26, 2014)

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