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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 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
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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 »
Posted by The IRC on December 18, 2012
A photo share for International Migrants Day (December 18): Saw Khu, the IRC’s senior advocacy officer in Thailand, chats with a migrant mother working on the docks of the capital, Bangkok. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 18, 2012
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Posted by The IRC on December 17, 2012
When you give Rescue Gifts for the holidays, you help the IRC provide critical assistance to refugee families around the world. Today, Dec. 17, is the last chance to order printed cards to help ensure delivery by Dec. 24. more »