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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 May 11, 2012
In honor of Mother's Day, we wanted to pay tribute to the amazing, courageous moms we meet every day in our work responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 10, 2012
In all of our humanitarian programs, the International Rescue Committee is committed to the full empowerment and participation of women and girls. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on May 10, 2012
More than 5,000 children displaced by fighting along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan are finding support and stability in schools run by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2012
BBC report: IRC aid workers in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp say there has been a big rise recently in the number of people fleeing fighting in South Kordofan, Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2012
A beautiful portrait shared by the IRC's Ned Colt in Pakistan: The matriarch of this family figures her age to be 100, but says she can only guess. She's slowed down over the years, but helps care for her great-grandchildren. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on May 9, 2012
Domestic violence is rampant in Thailand's refugee camps. The IRC is helping couples resolve their problems by showing them how to communicate better. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 8, 2012
Many Somali girls in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp leave school, marry and become pregnant soon after puberty because bearing many children is a sign of prestige in their community. Asha, an 18-year-old mentor to younger girls in the camp, shares her own story. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 7, 2012
We are so pleased to see IRC charitable gifts popping up in Mother's Day gift guides all over the Web. Our Rescue Gifts support women and their families all over the world at the same time as they delight and inspire the mom in your life. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on May 4, 2012
The IRC has been registering tens of thousands of Pakistanis who’ve fled renewed fighting between Pakistani troops and militants near the Afghan border. In all, close to a half million people have passed through the Jalozai camp since January, registering to ensure they receive vital humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 3, 2012
As hundreds of thousands of people in Mali are still suffering from fighting and a worsening food crisis, the IRC is mobilizing its emergency team to provide water in battle-scarred cities in the north of the country and treatment for malnourished children in the drought-hit south. more »