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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 August 22, 2012
Some 40,000 refugees from the brutal conflict in Syria have fled to neighboring Lebanon. More than half of them are women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2012
In June, star chef David Burke visited refugee farmers at the IRC’s New Roots garden in the Bronx where he improvised a gourmet lunch using herbs and greens gathered from the farm. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 21, 2012
The primary threat to women in West Africa is not war or armed gangs, it’s their husbands. The IRC has enlisted the help of 450 marketing students from around the world to raise awareness about domestic violence. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on August 20, 2012
Prevention proves the best defense against deadly malaria in Thai refugee camps. IRC health workers are visiting families in the camps to help them avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 18, 2012
The IRC is proud to join Beyoncé, the United Nations and partner aid organizations to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work. World Humanitarian Day is tomorrow, Aug. 19. Add your voice to our 'I was here" campaign right now. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 17, 2012
Sitting in on Mohammad’s class, one can see just how engaged his students are. They sit in groups of four, working together to solve a language question. When they need insight from their teacher, Mohammad comes to their desk. He is one of dozens of teachers in the West Bank using the "Healing Classrooms" approach to education. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on August 16, 2012
Dr. Charles Ido describes how the IRC has been scaling up our emergency health and nutrition programs in Chad, which is experiencing its worst drought in several years. "We are still seeing a lot of malnourished children," he says. more »
Posted by carrie welch on August 16, 2012
Today nearly 450 of the brightest minds in advertising are expected to come together in Sweden at Hyper Island. They have four days to address a neglected humanitarian crisis: domestic violence in developing countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 15, 2012
An essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14, 2012
NBC affiliate KVOA TV in Tucson, Arizona, recently visited a local refugee couple whose daughters were caught in Syria during the escalating conflict there. more »