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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2012
New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof recommends IRC Rescue Gifts in his annual holiday giving guide, "Gifts That Change Lives." $52 can send an Afghan girl to school for a year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2012
While her mother searches for food for the family, this 7-year-old is washing the dishes while also caring for her three siblings. Over 100,000 people who fled recent fighting are still sheltering in camps near the city of Goma. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2012
The IRC's Sharon Waxman writes in The Hill that the need for the United States to respond to global humanitarian emergencies is increasing exponentially at the very time that across-the-board cuts may go into effect. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2012
A former child soldier in South Sudan, Ador Riak Nyiel attended school for the first time in a refugee camp, eventually becoming a special needs teacher. Today he's enrolled in a pioneering IRC/University of Nairobi Master's degree program that aims to improve education for refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2012
Read a message from IRC president George Rupp about a match not to be missed: Special friends of the IRC have agreed to match all online donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1.9 million – through Dec. 31. more »
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Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 30, 2012
The needs of families displaced by armed violence in eastern Congo are huge. IRC teams are responding in camps near the city of Goma where some 140,000 people have found shelter. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 30, 2012
Find the perfect gift for all the women and girls on your shopping list. Whether you give School Supplies in your daughter's name or honor your mom with a Maternal Healthcare Rescue Gift, you'll support our vital work around the world. more »