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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 28, 2011
Take action and make your voice heard during the 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women (November 25 - December 10). Send a Wake Up Call to your friends, family and networks and start the conversation. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2011
$120 can provide a goat for a disaster-stricken family, providing milk for malnourished children as well as a chance to begin rebuilding their lives. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on November 25, 2011
As the sun sets over Dadaab, my IRC colleague Ruth Kimaathi happily takes time out after a long day to sip tea and talk with me about her job: counseling courageous women who have endured conflict and famine in Somalia. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 25, 2011
The IRC's innovative economic empowerment programs help survivors of war, persecution or natural disaster rebuild homes, restore cropland, start businesses or get job skills training. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 24, 2011
A big thank you from all of us at the IRC for everything you do to support the IRC's work. Have a wonderful holiday! more »
Posted by The IRC on November 23, 2011
A powerful MTV Act guest blog post from Torbertha Torbor, who also spoke eloquently about her journey from refugee to college student at the IRC's Humanitarian and Freedom Award dinners this year. Such a fitting Thanksgiving story. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 22, 2011
The audience was enthralled when Grammy winning recording artist and IRC Voice John Legend performed his hit song "Wake Up" at our Freedom Award Dinner in New York earlier this month. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 22, 2011
The IRC is responding to a cholera outbreak in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp that threatens Somalis who have fled fighting and the region's worst drought in six decades. more »
Posted by George Rupp on November 22, 2011
The immense challenges the people that the IRC serves face are extraordinary. But amidst all those challenges, there is hope. See the comfort and joy you brought to families on the journey from harm to home. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2011
$150 can pay for a month’s worth of English classes that will give refugee adults the skills to read, write and have confident conversations, greatly improving their career and other opportunities. more »

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