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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on October 25, 2012
The charity evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded the IRC its 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year, a track record achieved by only 3% of rated charities. How many stars would you give the IRC? Share your opinion. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy pounds Haiti with heavy rain, the IRC is on standby to distribute emergency supplies to Haitians still living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince. more »
Posted by Sharon Waxman on October 23, 2012
Irrigation engineer Abdi Hassen arrived in Baltimore in May after fleeing political oppression in Ethiopia. Today, he's drawing on the farming traditions he grew up with and setting down new roots in a community garden run by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2012
Are you planning on watching the U.S. presidential debate on foreign policy tonight? Share our blog post if you think the candidates should answer a question about humanitarian assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 19, 2012
Floods in Nigeria have forced thousands of families from their homes and have spread across half the nation. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on October 18, 2012
The IRC is expanding our support for Syrian refugee women and girls. Women are being directly targeted by rape and other forms of sexual violence -- and for them, the dangers do not end once they’ve fled the country. more »