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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 November 8, 2011
NBC News Special Correspondent and IRC Overseer Tom Brokaw talks about the IRC's origins helping those suffering from the policies of the Hitler regime. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2011
We are delighted that Grammy Award winning musician John Legend is teaming up with the International Rescue Committee as an IRC Voice to raise awareness of the humanitarian needs of young refugees. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 8, 2011
The IRC's Peter Aturia explains the importance of education to parents in a rural area of Uganda where children are often the breadwinners of the family. The IRC enrolls kids in safe schools with well-trained teachers more »
Posted by The IRC on November 7, 2011
Bob Montgomery, IRC executive director in San Diego, is quoted in a Fronteras story about delays facing Iraqi refugees in Syria who are hoping to be reunited with family members already in the United States. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 4, 2011
This young boy is one of more than two dozen children living in a three-bedroom home still under construction near Tripoli, Libya. The IRC is helping families like theirs who fled violence in their hometowns in northern Libya. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 3, 2011
In this short clip, a teacher in Kenya expresses his hope that children who have been forced to leave school due to the drought will now be able to continue their studies thanks to water delivered by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 2, 2011
New photos by the IRC's Peter Biro on BBC News show the living conditions of Somalis who have been displaced by conflict and famine. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 2, 2011
Fun and games -- and plenty of hard work, too -- helped 55 newly arrived refugee children and teens in Seattle get ready for their first experience in an American classroom. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 2, 2011
Jeanne Helene Victor is one of a team of volunteers trained by the IRC to support survivors of sexual violence in their communities in Haiti. "When we intervene in cases of domestic violence, people listen to us," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 1, 2011
Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees live in Thailand and Malaysia. Many live in refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The IRC provides the camps with healthcare, water and other services. more »