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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 10, 2011
The International Rescue Committee is pleased to present the IRC Freedom Award to Tom Brokaw and Meredith Auld Brokaw and their daughters, Dr. Jennifer Jean Brokaw, Andrea Brokaw Simon, and Sarah Auld Brokaw. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 10, 2011
The gaunt face of baby Minhaj Gedi Farah came to signify the plight of thousands of malnourished refugee children fleeing famine-devastated Somalia. Today, after being treated by the IRC, Minhaj is the picture of health more »
Posted by Rashida Jones on November 10, 2011
At an IRC refugee camp in Thailand I saw that the ready availability of water transforms lives. I am buying this gift for my friends this holiday season. more »
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 »