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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 December 9, 2013
As neighboring countries struggle to host Syrians fleeing the ongoing civil war, IRC president David Miliband offers three recommendations to help them cope with the crisis, and to help make refugees' lives far from home more livable. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2013
Today is Human Rights Day. Providing refugees with accurate information about their rights and support services in South Sudan’s Yida settlement, the IRC’s Sima Barnaba Arne empowers her peers to make informed decisions about their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2013
David Miliband, IRC president and former U.K. Foreign Secretary, is profiled in a New York Times story that explores his career in Great Britain, his first months on the job at the IRC, and his family's new life in New York City. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2013
Some 1.6 million people in the Central African Republic are in dire need of immediate food, water, health care, and other humanitarian assistance. Learn more about this underreported crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2013
IRC president David Miliband pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. "Mandela taught humility, principle, loyalty, endurance, commitment," Miliband says, noting that South Africa's first black president was an example for both politicians and people in the way he lived his life and treated others. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2013
On Dec. 5, the IRC hosted a phone briefing with updates from two IRC staff experts on our emergency responses in the Philippines and Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2013
On International Volunteer Day — and every day — our heartfelt thanks to IRC volunteers everywhere who help restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2013
The IRC is providing emergency supplies, water, sanitation, health care and other assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families who have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past month. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2013
In a special #GivingTuesday post, InStyle.com lists five ways readers can support their favorite celebrities' favorite causes. Among them? Joining IRC Voices John Legend and Rashida Jones in giving Rescue Gifts. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2013
I've seen incredible devastation in my short time in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Homes have been flattened, school yards mangled and businesses blown away. These are things I'd come expecting to see. What I haven't seen is widespread despair. more »

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