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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 Ned Colt on December 16, 2013
The needs are massive, and the funding appeal announced today in Geneva by the United Nations reflects that. As both the recent polio outbreak in Syria and the first winter storm of the season underscore, the need for more humanitarian support and access inside Syria is critical right now. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2013
Rescue Gifts brighten anyone’s holiday – and most important, help save lives. Give now and your gift will be matched, doubling the impact for families in need. Order printed cards for friends and family by midnight on Dec. 17, to ensure delivery by Dec. 24. more »
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Posted by Sue Dwyer on December 13, 2013
Earlier this year, the IRC established seven schools in northern Syria. Housed in tents, our schools provide a safe space for more than 2,500 displaced Syrian children to learn, play games, make friends and recover from the trauma of war. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 12, 2013
Syrians across the region were hit hard this week by the first winter storm of the year. It would be heartening to think that conditions will be better this winter, and they should have been. The IRC and dozens of other humanitarian aid agencies have been hard at work, but in the past year the number of those in need has more than quadrupled. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12, 2013
Refugee girls from Syria recently took part in an IRC project to make animated videos about issues that affect them. They gained knowledge about and shared their experiences with issues -- such as harassment and forced marriage -- too taboo to talk about elsewhere. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12, 2013
This December, giving a Rescue Gift is quick, easy – and twice as meaningful! more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 11, 2013
“I treat rape survivors here every day,” IRC-trained midwife Margueritte Mallo says as she sits on a bench outside her tiny office at the Kaga Bandoro hospital in the Central African Republic. Violence continues to plague the landlocked country of 4.6 million. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 10, 2013
Plagued by poverty, war and political instability since independence from French rule in 1960, the Central African Republic has spiraled into chaos. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2013
On NBC's TODAY show this morning, personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi offered donors tips for identifying the right charity as they look to make tax-deductible gifts for 2013. She recommended the IRC as one of five top charities worth donors' attention. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2013
The violence between armed groups, which has plagued the Central African Republic for months, struck the capital Bangui on Thursday. IRC country director Sarah Terlouw describes the situation there. more »