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The International Rescue Committee provides temporary care and shelter in both Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan for more than 1,300 unaccompanied children, making the dangerous journey from Syria. Close to 1,000 have been reunited with their families. Learn more: http://www.Rescue.org/Syria

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Despite the daily hardships of her new life, Jamalat, 43, has sought ways to help others less fortunate than she has been. Learning of the plight of five siblings whose parents were killed in Syria, the mother of seven opened her home.

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For the first time, the International Rescue Committee is providing an academically accredited health training program for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. More than 250 community members are currently enrolled and will be able to deliver healthcare services within their own towns and villages.

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As the war in Syria hits its 4-year mark on March 15, humanitarian needs have never been greater. Satellite images show that 83 percent of the lights have gone out in Syria since the conflict began, plunging streets, homes and hospitals into darkness.

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Nearly a year after the deadliest Ebola outbreak began, we have learned important lessons about what we need to do to get to zero, improve our response and ensure that a health catastrophe of this magnitude never happens again.

Learn more at http://www.Rescue.org/EbolaLessons 

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Port Loko, Sierra Leone, has experienced a dramatic upsurge in Ebola cases. To combat the spread of the disease, the International Rescue Committee built three new isolation units where suspected cases will be screened.

The IRC’s Daniel Brickert gave a colleague, Yolanda Barbera, this tour of one of the facilities while preparations for its opening were underway. The unit opened at the end of December.

Learn more: http://www.Rescue.org/Ebola

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The International Rescue Committee was chosen as the first-ever official charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. Learn more at Rescue.org/herestohumanity. (Posted Jan. 2, 2015)

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The International Rescue Committee was chosen as the first-ever official charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. In this interview before the midnight ball drop, IRC president David Miliband and IRC Voice Nykhor Paul talk about how the world can make a difference for refugees in 2015. Learn more at Rescue.org/herestohumanity. (Posted Jan. 2, 2015)

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When Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines in November 2013, it destroyed the Looc's day care center. Take a peak inside the new day care center built by the International Rescue Committee a year later in partnership with Ramon Aboitiz Foundation.

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Title: Village of Looc Northern Cebu, Philippines

Kids sing “You’re happy, I’m happy, we’re all happy.”

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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 on how the International Rescue Committee and its partner, Philippine Business for Social Progress, helped her rebuild after the storm.

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