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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 9, 2012
People displaced by Nigeria’s worst seasonal floods in 50 years have been able to start returning to their homes, the IRC's team on the ground reports. Many will return with no resources to begin recovery. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2012
Here are the first photos from last night's Freedom Award Dinner in New York, benefiting the IRC. Special guests included Michael Bloomberg, David Burke, Jencarlos Canela, Anna Deveare Smith, Eden Grinshpan and Scott Pelley. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 7, 2012
Learn how resettled refugees are building new lives from the bounty of American soil by joining us on our upcoming Briefing from the Field call, November 15. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 6, 2012
TODAY contributor Brooke Hauser's story about U.S. citizenship — and immigrants voting for the first time — features a young refugee resettled by the IRC in New York and a caseworker with the IRC in Salt Lake City. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 6, 2012
As she heads out to vote on Election Day in the U.S., an IRC colleague from Iran reflects on the freedoms she now enjoys as an American citizen and the fears her political activist cousin lives with every day back home. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 6, 2012
Already helping thousands of refugees in Jordan and Iraq, the IRC is launching humanitarian assistance programs in Lebanon for the growing number of Syrian refugees there. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 1, 2012
As we witness the destruction unleashed by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with all those who are still in harm’s way. We hope you and your loved ones are safe. We would like to let you know what the IRC is doing to help.

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Posted by Kate Adams on October 31, 2012
As our sturdy walls shuddered with the howling wind, my IRC colleagues in New York wondered how hundreds of thousands of homeless earthquake survivors in Haiti could possibly have weathered this same fearsome storm in tents. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy pushes north, leaving 39 people dead in the Caribbean, the IRC is assisting Haitian earthquake survivors who rode out the storm in makeshift shelters. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2012
It doesn’t look like much, just a small plot of land off a busy six-lane road. But as soon as I stepped out of the van I knew the IRC’s New Roots farm in San Diego was special. more »