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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 Jane Yang on December 30, 2011
In drought-stricken Turkana, Kenya -- where children were dropping out of school to search for water for their families -- the IRC installed two large storage tanks and started delivering water for the students to carry home. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 30, 2011
Less than two days remain to double the impact of your donation. Special friends of the IRC have extended our matching gift opportunity. They will now match up to $1.9 million dollars of online gifts through December 31. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 30, 2011
The IRC's blindness prevention coordinator in Ethiopia on the surgery that helped a little girl see for the first time — plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 30, 2011
In October, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote two columns about the epidemic of child rape in Sierra Leone. His reports were heart-wrenching, describing girls of tender age requiring treatment at an IRC rape center. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29, 2011
Critical U.S. programs that give sanctuary to Iraqis who are in danger because they worked for the U.S. military are mired in bureaucratic delays. Meanwhile, millions of internally displaced Iraqis languish in urban slums and squatter settlements, growing increasingly destitute. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29, 2011
Here is a quick recap of the most popular blog posts by International Rescue Committee aid workers and other IRC colleagues in 2011. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 29, 2011
The IRC is assisting more than 450,000 people across South Sudan and working to strengthen the foundation of this hopeful new nation. more »
Posted by Bayleyegn Birhanu on December 28, 2011
May 23, 2011 was no ordinary day for 10-year-old Tigist Bogale. It was the day her life changed forever -- the day she had the operation that gave her sight for the first time. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 28, 2011
As the people of Libya and Egypt look to new futures, impressive strides by war-scarred Congo offer proof that the best of hopes can be realized. The IRC's community-driven approach to rebuilding is creating durable progress in education, health care, civil infrastructure, and other critical areas. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28, 2011
Considering supporting the IRC's humanitarian work as you make your charitable gifts this year? Read our tips on how to make a tax-deductible charitable donation before the end of 2011. more »