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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 Sinziana Demian on September 28, 2012
A widow for several years, Fatuma Kitete could not keep up the monthly school fees of $2.50 per child. Now her daughters attend a free IRC accelerated learning center, where they are making up for lost time. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 28, 2012
In Aden, Yemen, IRC community health volunteers are spreading the word about basic health care services available to thousands through an IRC-managed clinic. Yemen has the second highest rate of malnutrition in the world, after Afghanistan. more »
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Posted by Melissa Winkler on September 28, 2012
In crisis zones where the IRC provides aid, millions of women and girls have witnessed extreme violence, suffered immeasurable loss, endured the chaos of displacement and experienced unimaginable abuse and brutality. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on September 27, 2012
Yesterday was the deadliest day in Syria since the conflict began 18 months ago. With the surge in fighting forcing as many as 3,000 Syrians to flee their country each day, the UN has doubled its appeal for refugee aid. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on September 27, 2012
As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate, the IRC is expanding our assistance to Syrian refugees in neighboring Jordan. New emotional care and support services will directly benefit some 6,000 Syrian women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 26, 2012
Our partner Half the Sky Movement is shining a light on violence against women. Join the conversation with #halfthesky on Facebook or Twitter to get added to their global photo mosaic. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on September 6, 2012
As the world’s newest nation struggles to recover from decades of war, the IRC is helping South Sudanese reestablish family and community farms. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 5, 2012
In a story published today in the Washington Post, the IRC's Ruben Chandrasekar describes how community gardening benefits refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 31, 2012
Over this past weekend, the UNHCR took note of a grim milestone, observing that there are now at least 200,000 Syrians who've fled their country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 29, 2012
Koffi Ogou was forced to leave Togo to escape political violence, eventually resettling in Chicago. But when he heard about the New Roots program in Phoenix, he decided to relocate once again and now is a central figure at the Gila Farm Cooperative there. more »

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