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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2012
Check out IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies’ interview on AOL’s “You’ve Got…” in which she talks in very personal terms about her reasons for supporting the International Rescue Committee. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 16, 2012
Mali is struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and food emergency that is affecting large areas of the Sahel region of West Africa. Today, World Food Day, the IRC's Peter Biro reports for on the worsening crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16, 2012
Today is World Food Day. Until midnight, when you donate to the We Can Be Heroes campaign to support the IRC's drought response in the Horn of Africa, DC Comics will triple your gift. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
A week after Mohammed was born, he was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of an aunt, Assetou Diallo, who was already struggling to raise nine children. He and another of Assetou's children were diagnosed with malnutrition, malaria and pneumonia at an IRC clinic. more »
Posted by Terah Edun on October 15, 2012
Tension between South Sudanese who fled the civil war and those who stayed routinely erupts into violence as refugees return home. IRC-trained community advocates are combating discrimination and negotiating disputes. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have fled northern Mali as Islamist militants tighten their grip over the vast desert region. Those who remain face an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation with little access to food, clean water and medicine. The International Rescue Committee and international relief organizations, meanwhile, are struggling to deliver vital aid to suffering Malian civilians. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on October 12, 2012
It is a blazing hot afternoon in Mikenge, a village in the highlands of South Kivu province, when 19-year-old Joyeuse staggers through the gates of the brand new hospital. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 12, 2012
Guess who visited the International Rescue Committee's Bronx New Roots garden on Wednesday? IRC Voice Rashida Jones! (That's malabar spinach she's eyeing.) more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on October 12, 2012
For the past few years, the coastal town of Hobyo in central Somalia made news for all the wrong reasons—hijackings of cargo ships at sea and kidnappings of foreigners on land. Despite the dangers, the IRC launched a primary health care program there this July. more »