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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 24, 2012
As Tropical Storm Isaac nears landfall in Haiti tonight with 70-mph winds and lashing rains, the IRC is prepared to deliver emergency relief. Some 400,000 homeless earthquake survivors are right in the storm's path. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on August 23, 2012
Around the world, many people living with asthma have difficulty taking their medication using inhalers. An IRC pharmacist in a Kenyan refugee camp has come up with an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2012
From rural Idaho to the streets of the Bronx, refugees are at work in America—growing fresh produce, raising organic livestock, and building small businesses. more »
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 17, 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 »