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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 Sara Wayne Callies on December 24, 2012
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is a long-time supporter of the IRC's work helping refugees rebuild their lives. She shares her own family’s refugee story, and talks about the spirit of renewal embodied in the refugee gardens she's visited in Thailand and the U.S. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 24, 2012
Fatima is one of the many women who have sought comfort and support in one of two centers for refugee women and girls that the IRC has opened in Lebanon in partnership with a local aid group. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24, 2012
Why buy gifts for people who already have plenty when there are so many who do not?” That was the question circling the Thanksgiving table this year as my family began to talk about what to do for Christmas. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2012
The IRC's Ned Colt shares this photo of a boy drawing water from a well in Herat, Afghanistan. Less than half of all Afghans have access to safe drinking water. The IRC is providing clean water to rural communities where residents have had to drink water from contaminated puddles and streams.. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 22, 2012
There's still time to give holiday gifts that can rescue lives. Giving Rescue gifts to anyone on your list has never been easier - a beautiful eCard can be sent within minutes! more »
Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2012
Negotiations between rebel forces and the Congolese government are stalled, and fears persist that insurgents will once again capture North Kivu’s provincial capital, Goma, and then continue south. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 21, 2012
Jihan Bakar, 43, huddles in her tent along with her four children. Outside, a cold rain falls, turning the streets of Domiz camp in northern Iraq into slippery mud tracks. Its inhabitants, over 25,000 Syrian refugees, shelter inside the thin tarpaulins or under the corrugated tin roofs of makeshift brick huts. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2012
The IRC’s Peter Biro first met Ismail Arafat and Safirah Omar, refugees from Myanmar, in May 2011 as they were embarking upon a new life in Utah with their baby daughter. Find out how the young family is doing today. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2012
As the United Nations Security Council considers a resolution to authorize an international military force in Mali, the IRC and nine other aid groups warn that any military response would have serious humanitarian consequences. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19, 2012
The United Nations predicts that the number of refugees fleeing the steadily worsening conflict in Syria will more than double in the next six months. Here’s a look at the crisis in figures. more »