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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 Peter Biro on July 6, 2012
Decades of civil war and neglect left South Sudan one of the poorest and most undeveloped countries in the world. The IRC is providing health care, clean water and other assistance to South Sudanese who are returning home to rebuild their villages. more »
Posted by Sue Dwyer on July 5, 2012
In Jordan, I visited IRC health clinics in Ramtha and Mafraq, cities close to the Syrian border, and met with three Syrian women who fled to Jordan after their husbands were killed and their dwellings outside of Homs destroyed. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 4, 2012
Congratulations to Yussuf Yussuf, a refugee from Somalia who is fulfilling his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen on July 4. He'll join 85 other people on the steps of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello today to take the oath of citizenship. more »
Posted by Sam Duerden on July 3, 2012
Amid the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan it can be extremely difficult to accurately assess humanitarian needs. Learn how mapping and other information-gathering tools aid the IRC in our emergency relief work. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on July 3, 2012
A record number of Syrian refugees crossed into Jordan this week. While it's uncertain what prompted the spike in crossings, with the crumbling of a U.N. brokered ceasefire and a following upsurge in violence, the security situation in Syria is deteriorating. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on June 29, 2012
They cross the open desert in a single file, sometimes well over a hundred Syrians in a single group. The darker the night, the safer they are from Assad's border guards. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 29, 2012
The global community is bracing for another cycle of devastating drought extending from East Africa northwest through the Sahel region. This week three IRC experts provided their insights and timely updates. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 28, 2012
With up to 1,000 refugees arriving every day in South Sudan’s remote Yida refugee camp, the IRC is warning of rapidly deteriorating situation as food and water is running out. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 27, 2012
What does it take to save lives in war zones? Discovery News posed this question to the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d’Harcourt and other doctors responding to the humanitarian crisis sparked by the ongoing conflict in Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 26, 2012
Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The IRC provides mental health services and other support to help survivors of torture and their families heal and rebuild their lives. more »