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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 November 29, 2012
An IRC team yesterday began an assessment of the damage and destruction inflicted on health clinics and schools by fighting between rebels and government soldiers outside the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2012
KPBS San Diego yesterday ran a charming radio / TV feature about the IRC's after school program for refugee children who need one-on-one attention -- and their parents. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 27, 2012
There are many ways to help on #GivingTuesday. You can do a world of good by sharing this picture and helping us spread the word. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 27, 2012
Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It's particularly true for Afghanistan, where an entire generation has known nothing but conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
November 25 to December 10 are the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. What are you doing during these two weeks to take action against violence? Tomorrow, the IRC is part of a special 16 Days Twitter chat. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
A lovely story on the homepage of the New York Times today profiles the IRC's New Roots program in Phoenix. Be sure to check out the accompanying slideshow. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
With online shopping, you can do a world of good. There's an IRC Rescue Gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. In our "Cyber Monday" gift guide: gifts for moms, dads and kids. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 26, 2012
This woman is fleeing the latest armed violence in North Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is estimated that more than 140,000 people are now sheltering in camps around the provincial capital, Goma. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 26, 2012
The UN says the number of Syrian refugees has almost doubled in the past two months: Close to 450,000 have registered to receive humanitarian aid. The IRC is doing its part to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
When violence broke out in Kenya after the disputed 2008 presidential elections, more than 1,300 people lost their lives. With new elections scheduled for this coming March, the IRC is working with Kenyan partners to avert a repeat of the past. more »

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