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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, 2011
Farmers who lost their rice crops in the record floods of 2010, transplant seedlings from an IRC paddy to be replanted in their own fields. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2011
The IRC's Bob Carey and Laura Jacoby on the major crisis in Iraq and the region as the United States withdraws its troops from Iraq — plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 15, 2011
Did you know that your employer might match your tax-deductible donation to the IRC? Your generosity can be doubled — even tripled — with a matching gift from your company, making your money work harder for refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2011
We are proud that Rashida Jones is using her voice to raise awareness about the IRC's work helping refugees and others uprooted by global crises. Watch Rashida's video encouraging you to support the IRC’s humanitarian efforts by shopping IRC Rescue Gifts for the holidays. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2011
As the U.S. government withdraws its troops from Iraq, it leaves behind a major crisis in the region—with three million Iraqis displaced and desperate and tens of thousands of others in danger because they worked for the U.S. military. U.S. and coalition governments have a responsibility to help the most vulnerable. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2011
While Iraq is full of tragic personal stories, Amal’s is particularly poignant. Widowed soon after the Iran-Iraq war, Amal then lost both her sons to violence. The IRC is helping Amal access the financial assistance she's entitled to. more »
Posted by Semir Tanovic on December 13, 2011
Reflecting on the work of the IRC, what impresses me most is how much my colleagues believe in what we do – in what the IRC stands for. It is not just ‘any old job’ for us, but something more. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2011
Rescue Gifts on CNN: "Just donating money to a charity can be impersonal ... it's difficult to know where your money actually goes. But charity 'gift catalogs' give people the ability to quantify their donation and give symbolic gifts." more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2011
Bindya Tamang and her family lived for 15 years in a refugee camp in Nepal, where she helped to put food on the table by growing vegetables. Today she's a member of the IRC's New Roots community garden in the Bronx. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12, 2011
Women and children wait to be seen at one of two medical facilities run by the IRC in Mogadishu, the battered capital city of war-ravaged Somalia. more »