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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 November 14, 2011
Minhaj Gedi Farah's remarkable recovery was featured on ABC News this weekend. His transformation -- from a malnourished infant on the brink of death to a chubby, giggling baby -- is a testament to the impact that timely humanitarian aid can have on the millions of people affected by the drought crisis in East Africa. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 14, 2011
Libya has no history of independent charitable organizations, but that is changing rapidly. The IRC is supporting a nascent organization aimed empowering women, who played a key role in Libya's revolution. The IRC's Ned Colt speaks with the young and passionate leaders of Phoenix. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 14, 2011
$100 can rush clean, fresh water to 200 people whose lives have been uprooted by emergencies such as war, famine or drought. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 12, 2011
Photographer Aubrey Wade took this portrait of Anna K. Kolubah, the only female teacher at her school in Liberia's Lofa County. After years of civil war and unrest in Liberia, the IRC is working to get kids back into the classroom. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10, 2011
The International Rescue Committee is pleased to present the IRC Freedom Award to Tom Brokaw and Meredith Auld Brokaw and their daughters, Dr. Jennifer Jean Brokaw, Andrea Brokaw Simon, and Sarah Auld Brokaw. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 10, 2011
The gaunt face of baby Minhaj Gedi Farah came to signify the plight of thousands of malnourished refugee children fleeing famine-devastated Somalia. Today, after being treated by the IRC, Minhaj is the picture of health more »
Posted by Rashida Jones on November 10, 2011
At an IRC refugee camp in Thailand I saw that the ready availability of water transforms lives. I am buying this gift for my friends this holiday season. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2011
NBC News Special Correspondent and IRC Overseer Tom Brokaw talks about the IRC's origins helping those suffering from the policies of the Hitler regime. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2011
We are delighted that Grammy Award winning musician John Legend is teaming up with the International Rescue Committee as an IRC Voice to raise awareness of the humanitarian needs of young refugees. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 8, 2011
The IRC's Peter Aturia explains the importance of education to parents in a rural area of Uganda where children are often the breadwinners of the family. The IRC enrolls kids in safe schools with well-trained teachers more »