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Mon, 08/02/2016 - 17:52
Today’s lives lost in the Aegean Sea means that so far this year, 374 people have lost their lives crossing the Aegean Sea in search of sanctuary. This is roughly half the number of people who drowned in 2015 as a whole....
Thu, 04/02/2016 - 14:21
Update 2nd February 2016: BBC News and Buzzfeed featured photos from the International Rescue Committee's Vision not Victim program. Read more about the programme in our special Medium feature: Even war...
Sun, 31/01/2016 - 09:43
Parents—how do you get through to them? Like any teenager, 14-year-old Marah* has spent a lot of time grappling with that question. She’s sitting with a group of other girls inside a women and girls' center in Lebanon...
Tue, 26/01/2016 - 19:11
By Zena Itani, the IRC’s communications officer in Jordan Sinan Younis has relatively little experience in the classroom, and a daunting teaching load—few colleagues could even imagine controlling 70 students of varying ages in...
Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:26
by Lucy Carrigan, the IRC's regional communications officer in Greece LESBOS, GREECE—We had watched the dinghy from about a mile out, making its way slowly across the Aegean Sea to the island of Lesbos. The scene along this eight...
Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:07
Sixteen-year-old Wala’a is haunted by a terrifying memory—being assaulted by a soldier as she fled the war in Syria. One of more than 700,000 refugees now living in Jordan, she struggles to come to terms with...
Mon, 18/01/2016 - 09:35
Two month old Mamie Koiwo screwed up her face in surprise and let out a brief wail as a nurse in apple green scrubs administered the polio vaccine. In October, Mamie entered the world just twenty feet away in the delivery ward of the Konia Health...
Fri, 15/01/2016 - 11:42
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future...
Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:46
Eight-year-old twin sisters from Afghanistan recount harrowing tales of the fearful journey they endured as they made their escape to Europe. They are just two of the more than one million refugees from countries experiencing...
Fri, 08/01/2016 - 14:59
Beneath a mango tree in the dusty village of Jarmulor in Liberia’s Lofa County, 42 year old Jartumah Kamara leafed through the laminated booklet in his hand until he found the right page. “Malaria” he began, pointing to a diagram...

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