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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 Sharon Waxman on October 23, 2012
Irrigation engineer Abdi Hassen arrived in Baltimore in May after fleeing political oppression in Ethiopia. Today, he's drawing on the farming traditions he grew up with and setting down new roots in a community garden run by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2012
Are you planning on watching the U.S. presidential debate on foreign policy tonight? Share our blog post if you think the candidates should answer a question about humanitarian assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 19, 2012
Floods in Nigeria have forced thousands of families from their homes and have spread across half the nation. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on October 18, 2012
The IRC is expanding our support for Syrian refugee women and girls. Women are being directly targeted by rape and other forms of sexual violence -- and for them, the dangers do not end once they’ve fled the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2012
Check out IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies’ interview on AOL’s “You’ve Got…” in which she talks in very personal terms about her reasons for supporting the International Rescue Committee. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 16, 2012
Mali is struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and food emergency that is affecting large areas of the Sahel region of West Africa. Today, World Food Day, the IRC's Peter Biro reports for on the worsening crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16, 2012
Today is World Food Day. Until midnight, when you donate to the We Can Be Heroes campaign to support the IRC's drought response in the Horn of Africa, DC Comics will triple your gift. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
A week after Mohammed was born, he was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of an aunt, Assetou Diallo, who was already struggling to raise nine children. He and another of Assetou's children were diagnosed with malnutrition, malaria and pneumonia at an IRC clinic. more »
Posted by Terah Edun on October 15, 2012
Tension between South Sudanese who fled the civil war and those who stayed routinely erupts into violence as refugees return home. IRC-trained community advocates are combating discrimination and negotiating disputes. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have fled northern Mali as Islamist militants tighten their grip over the vast desert region. Those who remain face an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation with little access to food, clean water and medicine. The International Rescue Committee and international relief organizations, meanwhile, are struggling to deliver vital aid to suffering Malian civilians. more »