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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 September 12, 2011
Alinga Ekuru, 35, walked four hours from her drought-stricken village to reach an IRC clinic where her two-year-old daughter was treated for malnutrition. Alinga has been relying on milk from relatives' goats to feed her family. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on September 12, 2011
The International Rescue Committee is reaching out to Palestinian youth in an innovative new program aimed at encouraging self awareness and self respect. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2011
This week, on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The New Yorker magazine tells the stories of ordinary people who were affected by 9/11. One of them is a teacher from Iraq named Bushra Naji. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2011
IRC president George Rupp and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman discussed their recent opinion piece and the drought crisis in East Africa live on FOX News this morning. Watch video. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2011
The International Rescue Committee donated this four-wheel-drive vehicle to Rwanguba Health Zone in July 2011 to enable local health managers to supervise their teams and deliver essential drugs. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2011
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies visits an International Rescue Committee literacy class for refugee women in Atlanta, where she spent the summer working on the second season of AMC’s hit series "The Walking Dead." more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2011
As the worst drought in 60 years ravages East Africa, IRC president George Rupp and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman discuss what the United States can do to anticipate future famines and lessen the devastation. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6, 2011
The IRC's First Things First Family Learning Center in San Diego offers classes in English, literacy and basic life skills for newly arrived refugee parents while helping their children get ready for kindergarten. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6, 2011
Sarah Costa, executive director of IRC affiliate Women's Refugee Commission, discusses why it's time to put the lives and safety of women and girls who are fleeing the drought in Somalia at the top of the humanitarian agenda. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6, 2011
Five years after being separated from his young daughter, Nura, Idris Ismail — a refugee from Eritrea — is reunited with her with the help of the IRC in Salt Lake City. more »

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