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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 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 »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 19, 2011
Farmers in Sindh, Pakistan who lost their livelihoods to devastating floods last year rebuild a damaged culvert that brings water to their rice paddies. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 16, 2011
IRC nutrition nurse Sirat Amin talks about his work treating severely malnourished Somali refugee children at the IRC's hospital in Dadaab, Kenya. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on November 16, 2011
Hear firsthand from the IRC’s emergency response director, Bob Kitchen, how IRC Rescue Gifts are saving lives whenever crises erupt. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 15, 2011
A child collects drinking water from the first ever clean source in his Congolese village, located on a very remote shore of Kivu Lake accessible only by boat. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 15, 2011
A terrific piece posted on the New York Times City Room blog today captures the team spirit and endurance of a group of refugees who play in a United Nations soccer league in New York. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 14, 2011
Minhaj Gedi Farah's remarkable recovery was featured on ABC News this weekend. His transformation -- from a malnourished infant on the brink of death to a chubby, giggling baby -- is a testament to the impact that timely humanitarian aid can have on the millions of people affected by the drought crisis in East Africa. more »

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