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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 28, 2011
“His mother never thought he would recover,” said the IRC nurse-nutritionist who monitored infant Minhaj Gedi Farah’s extraordinary recovery from life-threatening malnourishment, anemia, and tuberculosis. more »
Posted by Al Kastner on December 28, 2011
As one who personally knew many of the IRC’s key figures of the 1930s and 1940s -- men and women of conscience and courage -- I can easily see the parallel between our current work and our early efforts assisting people targeted by the Nazis. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 27, 2011
When civil war erupted in Libya last February, the IRC stepped in as waves of refugees and foreign nationals fled to Tunisia. In Egypt, where more than 30 million people live on less than $2 a day, we launched a program to foster immediate job creation for unemployed and disadvantaged youth. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 26, 2011
At the IRC, we take enormous pride in the effectiveness of our work as well as the efficiency with which we do it. More than 90 cents of every dollar we spend goes to support IRC programs all over the world. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 26, 2011
The IRC strives to meet the challenges of new and ongoing humanitarian crises in our increasingly restive world. Each day this week, I will share an example of the extraordinary assistance that IRC supporters helped us to deliver in 2011. First, an update on the Horn of Africa crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24, 2011
Best wishes for a joyful and peaceful holiday season from all of us at the International Rescue Committee. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24, 2011
$80 can deliver supplies for a child-friendly space in the wake of disaster, including art materials, games and other fun items that let kids get back to being kids. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2011
Sue Dwyer, IRC vice president for programs, on Somali refugees who are helping other victims of East Africa's most devastating drought in 60 years — plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22, 2011
As you consider last-minute gifts for the holidays, there’s still time to give a gift that is both special and meaningful. By choosing a Rescue Gift, you can help lead refugees on the journey from harm to home. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22, 2011
On this first day of winter, a special word of thanks to IRC supporters who have given such a warm welcome to thousands of refugees who started new lives in the United States this year. more »