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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 August 18, 2012
The IRC is proud to join Beyoncé, the United Nations and partner aid organizations to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work. World Humanitarian Day is tomorrow, Aug. 19. Add your voice to our 'I was here" campaign right now. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 17, 2012
Sitting in on Mohammad’s class, one can see just how engaged his students are. They sit in groups of four, working together to solve a language question. When they need insight from their teacher, Mohammad comes to their desk. He is one of dozens of teachers in the West Bank using the "Healing Classrooms" approach to education. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on August 16, 2012
Dr. Charles Ido describes how the IRC has been scaling up our emergency health and nutrition programs in Chad, which is experiencing its worst drought in several years. "We are still seeing a lot of malnourished children," he says. more »
Posted by carrie welch on August 16, 2012
Today nearly 450 of the brightest minds in advertising are expected to come together in Sweden at Hyper Island. They have four days to address a neglected humanitarian crisis: domestic violence in developing countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 15, 2012
An essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14, 2012
NBC affiliate KVOA TV in Tucson, Arizona, recently visited a local refugee couple whose daughters were caught in Syria during the escalating conflict there. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14, 2012
International star Beyoncé, the UN and aid organizations are working together to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 14, 2012
Until two weeks ago, almost all refugees who’d crossed into Jordan since fighting began in Syria 17 months ago chose to live in apartments. But as the refugee trickle increased to a flood this summer, the Jordanian government determined there was no alternative but to open a tent camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 13, 2012
In the wake of conflicts or disaster, the IRC creates 'healing classrooms' where children can recover, grow and develop. We provide training to teachers so they can better promote the well-being of students. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 10, 2012
It's back to school. IRC offices across the United States are collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies for young refugees -- many of whom will be stepping into a classroom for the first time. more »