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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2012
Today is the last day to RSVP for an exclusive phone briefing with IRC experts on the widening drought disaster in East Africa and the Sahel: Wednesday, June 27, 12-1pm EDT. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 22, 2012
War, drought and famine come together to create a ‘perfect storm’ of devastation and suffering in East Africa. Learn more in an exclusive IRC phone briefing on June 27. RSVP by June 25. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 22, 2012
A teenage survivor of sexual assault who received counseling at an IRC center in Sierra Leone tells her story to The Irish Times ... plus other recent media coverage touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 22, 2012
The director of the IRC's emergency preparedness and response programs discusses the worsening humanitarian situation in conflict-torn Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 21, 2012
Star chef David Burke visited an IRC New Roots farm today in New York and improvised a gourmet lunch with herbs and greens grown by refugee farmers. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 21, 2012
Michelle Obama's book takes readers inside the White House Kitchen Garden and spotlights other gardens that have inspired her, including an IRC New Roots farm. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 21, 2012
Poverty, alcoholism and domestic violence are common in villages like Paulina Acayo's that are recovering from the long and brutal Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northern Uganda. more »