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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 Sinziana Demian on November 20, 2012
More than 50,000 previously uprooted people had to vacate a camp just north of Goma when fighting resumed last week. Many more local residents were driven from their homes. Food, water and health care are scarce. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2012
As people across the United States look forward to Thursday's Thanksgiving celebrations, IRC president George Rupp shares his own message of thanks, along with a new video highlighting the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 19, 2012
Thanks to everyone who donated to one of the IRC’s winter clothing drives, to help refugee families who recently arrived in the United States stay warm through the cold months! more »
Posted by The IRC on November 16, 2012
The IRC's Maggie Fleming recently traveled with an IRC health team to deliver crucial medicines to remote clinics in South Sudan. She reports on the arduous journey they took during the rainy season. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 16, 2012
This holiday season, choose a symbolic gift for anyone on your shopping list that can rescue lives. Each Rescue Gift represents one of the many lifesaving tools of the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 15, 2012
In many ways, 19-year-old Susan Kayongo is a typical Kenyan teenager. Brought up by her grandmother in one of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods, she did well in primary school but could not afford to continue her education. Her future looked bleak, like so many young women in her country with little education and work. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2012
The IRC continues its emergency relief efforts in Haiti to assist some of the most vulnerable people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Now we are also providing help to affected refugee communities in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2012
For many refugees who are given sanctuary in the U.S., citizenship represents the ultimate sense of belonging in their new country. The IRC has joined forces with the New Americans Campaign to help them achieve that goal. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 9, 2012
People displaced by Nigeria’s worst seasonal floods in 50 years have been able to start returning to their homes, the IRC's team on the ground reports. Many will return with no resources to begin recovery. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2012
Here are the first photos from last night's Freedom Award Dinner in New York, benefiting the IRC. Special guests included Michael Bloomberg, David Burke, Jencarlos Canela, Anna Deveare Smith, Eden Grinshpan and Scott Pelley. more »