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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 Jordan Helton on April 16, 2014
The looming date of Tax Day is cause for anxiety and procrastination for many people living and working in the United States. For several refugees and asylees in the Oakland, Calif., area, however, they were able to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the help of a college professor and some of his students. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2014
As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit hut. They have just finished a long day at work and sit talking among themselves as they wait for the monthly meeting of the Mother Support Group to begin. more »
Posted by Jamison Dufour on April 15, 2014
When catastrophe strikes, the IRC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit is poised to deliver rapid, lifesaving support. Watch this video to learn more about how we respond to sudden, complex emergencies. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14, 2014
After three years of fragile peace, renewed ethnic conflict and food shortages in South Sudan are conspiring to create a new humanitarian catastrophe. IRC's Peter Biro visits the town of Ganyliel where displaced families are now forced to survive on grass, roots, and water lilies. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 14, 2014
At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC helps millions of people each year to survive and rebuild their lives. Watch our new video to learn how we help. more »
Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on April 10, 2014
Emmanuel d’Harcourt, the IRC's senior health director, reflects on how the war-torn country of Rwanda was failed by those who promised to save it. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 10, 2014
Happy National Volunteer Week. We’re tremendously grateful to the more than 3,500 people across the United States each year who dedicate their time and talents to help the IRC and the cause of refugees. Meet one of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 9, 2014
In 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. As Rwanda began to make strides towards national recovery, the IRC responded in kind by orienting our support toward long-term development. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 8, 2014
On the occasion of National Volunteer Week (Apr. 6-12, 2014), IRC president David Miliband thanks IRC volunteers with a special video message. More than 3,500 volunteers help the IRC all over the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 8, 2014
In 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. From 1996 to 2001, the IRC helped Rwandans to return home and begin to rebuild their lives, communities and the country as a whole. more »
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