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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 9, 2012
In countries recovering from war and disaster, the first thing many parents want for their families is for their children to go back to school. Hear from IRC aid workers about how we are making sure kids have safe places to learn. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 9, 2012
This six-month-old Syrian baby has teething problems. His mother brought him to the IRC’s clinic in Mafraq, Jordan, where a doctor examines him. The IRC is providing aid to thousands of refugees who fled violence in neighboring Syria. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on August 8, 2012
Thanks to IRC-supported village savings groups, women once destitute are now opening small businesses, acquiring plots of land, raising animals, and contributing to daily expenses in their households. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7, 2012
At a recent Capitol Hill briefing, IRC vice president Michael Kocher shone a spotlight on the unmet humanitarian needs of Syrian women and girls who have been targeted by sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2012
Burmese refugee Winnie Aye is quoted in a USA Today story that features the IRC's New Roots program. New Roots helps recently resettled refugees adjust to their new home in the U.S. through community gardening. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2012
The IRC's Ronald-Paul Veilleux on Congolese villages caught in the crossfire of fighting between army troops and rebels ... plus other recent media coverage. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2012
IRC vice president Michael Kocher recently spoke with American Public Media's Marketplace about the dire economic situation for Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 3, 2012
The IRC released two statements today expressing concern about the deteriorating conditions for people who have been uprooted by violent conflicts in Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 3, 2012
The IRC's Luan Meraku discusses the escalating crisis in Syria that is forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. The IRC is running two clinics for Syrian refugees in Jordan to relieve overburdened local health services. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 2, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Rashida Jones yesterday at the premiere of her film "Celeste and Jesse Forever" in New York City. The event benefitted the work of the IRC. more »