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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 Sophia Jones on December 17, 2012
With global demand for honey on the rise, the IRC is working with the Zimbabwe government to support smallholder farmers learning the art of beekeeping. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2012
We've made some new and exciting additions to our Rescue Gifts catalog this year, including Emergency Cookstoves ($53) - perfect for foodies. Which one is on your holiday list? more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 14, 2012
Only 12% of Afghans in rural areas have access to clean water: Many are forced to drink water from contaminated puddles and streams. The IRC is building wells, pipelines and reservoirs and training residents to make repairs. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2012
Bangkok: the sprawling capital of Thailand inspires all manner of images and intrigue. But for refugees and migrants who are living in its shadows, the city can mean something very different. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12, 2012
In spring and summer, at a busy intersection in the South Bronx, refugees from around the world gather at one of New York City’s hidden gems—Drew Gardens—where they spend the day tending vegetable beds, learning about nutrition and trading stories about their new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on December 11, 2012
The IRC's Bob Kitchen recently returned from Syria’s border region, where the IRC is providing aid to thousands fleeing horrific violence. Your gift today will help us assist people struggling to recover from conflict around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 11, 2012
"The situation is serious, the impact of conflict enormous and there are many signs that it may get worse before it gets better.”: The IRC's Aisha Bain on the plight of over 130,00 people displaced by recent fighting in North Kivu, Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2012
From a historic storm that ravaged Caribbean and U.S. shores to drought and conflict in Africa and the Middle East, disasters both natural and man-made have occupied IRC emergency relief workers in 2012. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Rashida Jones in Oprah Magazine: "After visiting a refugee camp in Thailand that the IRC provides assistance to, I was touched by the human ability to adapt when given the right tools." more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on December 6, 2012
This is the maternity ward at a health center in Niyragongo that was looted by armed men after local residents fled fighting between rebels and government troops. The IRC is working to repair damaged health centers and schools. more »