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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on August 2, 2012
"Half the Sky" authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn shine a spotlight on violence against women in a new video that features the IRC's Amie Kandeh. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 2, 2012
Three refugees from Bhutan are part of a farm worker training program that is a partnership between the IRC in Charlottesville and the Local Food Hub. Watch the story from NBC29 in Charlottesville. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on August 1, 2012
One year ago, three-year-old Aden Abdallah Ibrahim arrived at the IRC hospital in the Dadaab refugee camp weighing just 11 pounds. His family, refugees from drought-stricken Somalia, had walked for 25 days to reach the camp. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on August 1, 2012
Most Syrian refugees have found homes in apartments in Jordan, but with the recent surge in refugee arrivals, Jordan's government opened its first tent camp on Sunday. The IRC is looking into how we can help in the new camp. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on July 31, 2012
Already at work supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan, the IRC is exploring needs for the growing refugee population in Lebanon. A recent upsurge in violence in Syria prompted tens of thousands of Syrians to flee in just two days. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 24, 2012
This morning, Chef David Burke appeared live on The Weather Channel to speak about New Roots. He showed viewers how to cook a recipe he first developed while at Drew Gardens, an IRC New Roots garden in the Bronx. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on July 20, 2012
A warm welcome spiked with hot chili peppers was on the menu yesterday afternoon as two master chefs visited the IRC's New Roots farm at Drew Gardens in the Bronx. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 20, 2012
Drought in the Sahel region of Africa could not come at a worse time for the nation of Mali. Its northern territory was forcibly taken over by insurgents early this year, and soon afterwards a coup displaced the country’s democratically elected government. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on July 20, 2012
Last summer, tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled famine, drought and conflict in their own country, crossing the border to seek refuge in Dadaab. Seven-month-old Minhaj Gedi Farah, caught the attention of the world as “the face of the famine” when he arrived at the IRC’s ward for malnourished children. more »