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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 Semir Tanovic on December 12, 2011
I was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I grew up there. I started a family there. But I became a refugee overnight. After enduring years of war, my family and I had to leave our homeland when our city fell to Croatian troops. Had we stayed, there is no doubt we would have been killed. more »
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Posted by Shinko Tana on December 11, 2011
I am back in Japan for the first time in five months to meet with the IRC’s three local partners and hear about the progress being made as the northeast slowly recovers from the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2011
WABC TV reports: "Skip the mall crowds and browse your way to gifts guaranteed to make you feel good — a goat and a garden can feed a family far into the future. International Rescue Committee's Rescue Gifts provides an array of philanthropic options." more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2011
Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day — today also marks the end of the "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence." We’d love to know why you’re passionate about making a better world for women and girls. Share your story. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2011
Tomorrow, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize will be presented jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman for their work on women’s empowerment. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2011
A word of reflection from Albert Einstein that really resonated with us on World Volunteer Day (December 5) — plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on December 9, 2011
Masons put the finishing coat on a new classroom at a school in Baghdad. The IRC is funding rehabilitation of schools and teacher training in much of Iraq. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8, 2011
Kamila Abdul Nabi tells CBS Atlanta how she and her family feared for their lives in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Now living in the United States, she has realized a lifelong dream to own a business. more »
Posted by Heidi lehmann on December 8, 2011
At the Dadaab refugee camp, where the IRC provides lifesaving services to refugees fleeing the drought and famine in Somalia, there has been a four-fold increase in reports of sexual violence since the start of the crisis in June. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2011
In a story that aired on Monday, CBS Atlanta looked at how the IRC helps refugees restart their lives, and interviewed a family who left everything behind. more »