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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 September 15, 2011
Women collect fresh water at the Kobe refugee camp in southeastern Ethiopia. The IRC is providing water and sanitation services in camps in Ethiopia that collectively serve 82,000 refugees from the ongoing drought. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 14, 2011
The IRC is partnering with the UK-based charity Bidna Capoeira to teach capoeira — a challenging Afro-Brazilian sport and art form — to at-risk children in the West Bank. Proponents say it engenders a positive philosophy and outlook on life—one that is based on respect for the self and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 13, 2011
A late summer harvest of cherry tomatoes and peppers from the IRC's New Roots Garden in the Bronx. The garden is tended by refugees from Bhutan, Cameroon, Pakistan and Afghanistan. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 12, 2011
Alinga Ekuru, 35, walked four hours from her drought-stricken village to reach an IRC clinic where her two-year-old daughter was treated for malnutrition. Alinga has been relying on milk from relatives' goats to feed her family. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on September 12, 2011
The International Rescue Committee is reaching out to Palestinian youth in an innovative new program aimed at encouraging self awareness and self respect. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2011
This week, on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The New Yorker magazine tells the stories of ordinary people who were affected by 9/11. One of them is a teacher from Iraq named Bushra Naji. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2011
IRC president George Rupp and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman discussed their recent opinion piece and the drought crisis in East Africa live on FOX News this morning. Watch video. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2011
The International Rescue Committee donated this four-wheel-drive vehicle to Rwanguba Health Zone in July 2011 to enable local health managers to supervise their teams and deliver essential drugs. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2011
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies visits an International Rescue Committee literacy class for refugee women in Atlanta, where she spent the summer working on the second season of AMC’s hit series "The Walking Dead." more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2011
As the worst drought in 60 years ravages East Africa, IRC president George Rupp and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman discuss what the United States can do to anticipate future famines and lessen the devastation. more »

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