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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 Heidi lehmann on December 8, 2011
At the Dadaab refugee camp, where the IRC provides lifesaving services to refugees fleeing the drought and famine in Somalia, there has been a four-fold increase in reports of sexual violence since the start of the crisis in June. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2011
In a story that aired on Monday, CBS Atlanta looked at how the IRC helps refugees restart their lives, and interviewed a family who left everything behind. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2011
We’re delighted to see IRC Rescue Gifts — holiday gifts that save lives— getting mentions in so many gift guides this year. Here’s just a sampling. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2011
IRC Voice Jencarlos Canela talks about an IRC-run “child-friendly space” he visited yesterday in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The IRC makes sure young earthquake survivors have safe places where they can play, learn and heal. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on December 6, 2011
The Logiels, like many families in remote Turkana, Kenya, have been suffering through the worst drought to hit East Africa in six decades. Read about how the IRC helped save their three-year-old daughter's life. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 5, 2011
During this past summer, the IRC rehabilitated nine schools in northern Pakistan that were damaged or destroyed in the record flooding of 2010. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 5, 2011
On International Volunteer Day, a brilliant thought from Albert Einstein and a word of thanks -- plus ways to get involved with the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 4, 2011
An IRC Rescue Gift -- a flock of chickens -- leads Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof's annual round-up of great charities and meaningful holiday gifts. The column appeared in today's New York Times. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2011
Women sell fish at their market stall in Monrovia, Liberia: In the aftermath of war, one giant step toward recovery is the rebuilding of local economies — and market-savvy women are often natural entrepreneurs. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2011
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read a new blog in the Huffington Post by the Women's Refugee Commission's Sarah Costa in honor of this day. more »
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