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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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Escaping Syria tells the story of four families forced to flee their homes in war-torn Syria. In the temporary shelters and refugee camps where they live, daily life is an exhausting struggle.

The International Rescue Committee is helping uprooted Syrian families rebuild their lives by providing them with job training, educational opportunities, family reunification services and other life-changing assistance.

Learn more at Rescue.org/Syria

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In December 2013 in South Sudan, fighting erupted between government forces and rebel factions. Nearly a year after the start of the conflict, 1.9 million people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of food, healthcare and safety.

In this video, we take a look back at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world’s newest country.

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When the road ahead is uncertain and everything has changed, the International Rescue Committee is there. In this video, Sir Patrick Stewart shares how the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their futures. 

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When Typhoon Haiyan devastated fisherman Nicanor Fernandez’s village in the Philippines in November 2013, much of the community lost their homes and livelihoods. A year later, Nicanor shares his story on how the International Rescue Committee and its partner, Philippine Business for Social Progress, helped the fishing community recover and get back on the water.

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The 2014 recipient of the International Rescue Committee's Freedom Award is the humanitarian aid worker. In this video from the Nov. 5 Freedom Award Dinner in New York, IRC president David Miliband pays tribute to all of the men and women of the IRC and sister agencies worldwide who stand on the front lines providing vital relief and development aid to millions of people.

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