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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 Kate Adams on December 5, 2011
On International Volunteer Day, a brilliant thought from Albert Einstein and a word of thanks -- plus ways to get involved with the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 4, 2011
An IRC Rescue Gift -- a flock of chickens -- leads Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof's annual round-up of great charities and meaningful holiday gifts. The column appeared in today's New York Times. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2011
Women sell fish at their market stall in Monrovia, Liberia: In the aftermath of war, one giant step toward recovery is the rebuilding of local economies — and market-savvy women are often natural entrepreneurs. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2011
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read a new blog in the Huffington Post by the Women's Refugee Commission's Sarah Costa in honor of this day. more »
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Posted by Kate Adams on December 2, 2011
More than eight months after a tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, IRC partner AAR is continuing to assist survivors with disabilities and others who have had difficulty accessing aid. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 2, 2011
When the water dries up, when the floods come, when the militants pillage, the IRC is hard at work doing what we do best -- saving lives. Right now, we have an extraordinary opportunity. Special friends of the IRC will match your online donation dollar for dollar -- up to $1.54 million -- through December 31. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 2, 2011
Hear from a teacher who is trying to keep kids learning amid crisis in eastern Congo --- plus, other notable quotes touching on the work of the IRC around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
Thirty years after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, IRC programs all over the world are marking the day with awareness-raising activities about preventing the spread of HIV and supporting people living with the disease. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
Ahead of Congo’s national elections, Ciaran Donnelly, the IRC’s Congo country director, participated in a wide-ranging debate before a live audience in Kinshasa on the question of whether the Democratic Republic of Congo is a failed state. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
The IRC in Atlanta has collaborated with the federal Centers for Disease Control in a study of Iraqi refugees in Georgia that identifies barriers refugees encounter in accessing the health care system. more »