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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 Ned Colt on September 27, 2012
As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate, the IRC is expanding our assistance to Syrian refugees in neighboring Jordan. New emotional care and support services will directly benefit some 6,000 Syrian women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 26, 2012
Our partner Half the Sky Movement is shining a light on violence against women. Join the conversation with #halfthesky on Facebook or Twitter to get added to their global photo mosaic. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on September 6, 2012
As the world’s newest nation struggles to recover from decades of war, the IRC is helping South Sudanese reestablish family and community farms. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 5, 2012
In a story published today in the Washington Post, the IRC's Ruben Chandrasekar describes how community gardening benefits refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 31, 2012
Over this past weekend, the UNHCR took note of a grim milestone, observing that there are now at least 200,000 Syrians who've fled their country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 29, 2012
Koffi Ogou was forced to leave Togo to escape political violence, eventually resettling in Chicago. But when he heard about the New Roots program in Phoenix, he decided to relocate once again and now is a central figure at the Gila Farm Cooperative there. more »
Posted by Daylyn Rose on August 28, 2012
The IRC's first responders have started to deliver urgently needed emergency supplies and assistance to vulnerable residents of Haiti's hardest-hit camps. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2012
The IRC is responding to a deadly outbreak of cholera in the West African nation of Sierra Leone that has claimed an estimated 200 lives to date, with millions more at risk. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2012
The IRC is grateful for the outpouring of support and interest from all of you wanting to help earthquake survivors in Haiti as they cope with the latest crisis to hit their shores: Tropical Storm Isaac. Here is some information about how you can best make a difference. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 26, 2012
As rain continued to fall on Haiti last night in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac, we caught up with the IRC's country director there about the most urgent needs and the IRC's emergency response. more »