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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 Jen Steele on December 20, 2011
Jen Steele, IRC education program officer, describes the success of Healing Classrooms, a program that trains teachers working in crisis zones to help traumatized children and creates secure and nurturing learning environments. more »
Posted by Rashida Jones on December 19, 2011
Check out IRC Voice Rashida Jones’s blog, “The Best Gifts Save Lives,” in the Huffington Post. Rashida describes her visits to IRC programs in San Diego and Thailand and talks about the IRC Rescue Gifts she's giving for the holidays. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19, 2011
This holiday season, give an IRC Rescue Gift to someone special. $54 can provide sets of rope and durable plastic sheeting to help four families construct temporary shelters in refugee camps, keeping them safe from the elements. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on December 19, 2011
Farmers hold up IRC coupons entitling them to fertilizer and rice seed. The smiles on the farmers' faces underscore how important the seed is to them. Many of them lost their entire crop in the floods of 2010. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2011
Planning to give an IRC Rescue Gift to someone on your list this holiday season? Monday, December 19 is the last chance to have a printed card sent with your Rescue Gift to arrive in time for Christmas. more »
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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