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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 2, 2013
As seen in The New York Times: A Year of School Rescue Gift can supply the essential resources, such as books and tuition, that a girl needs to attend school for a year in a country like Ethiopia, Syria or Afghanistan. Give a Year of School >> more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2013
The holidays are here. Give Rescue Gifts from the IRC -- gifts that save lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2013
From all of us at the International Rescue Committee, thank you for your commitment to our work aiding refugees and displaced people around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 27, 2013
The IRC is focusing our response to Typhoon Haiyan on areas that have received very little relief -- working to meet urgent needs for water and sanitation, shelter and livelihoods, while protecting those most vulnerable in the wake of the disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2013
When 23-year-old Sabina menstruated for the first time, she was in school sitting for exams. Then only 13, she thought she was dying. Her mother had never prepared her for this mysterious thing happening to her—it is taboo even to mention it in the remote area of Ethiopia where Sabina lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2013
When natural disasters strike or conflicts erupt, the IRC delivers lifesaving assistance to families in urgent need. Your Rescue Gift can provide essentials such as clean water, warm blankets and emergency care for a child in crisis zones like the Philippines and Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 25, 2013
With so much focus on the devastation in larger coastal cities, many Filipino families in small villages remain in dire need after Typhoon Haiyan. The IRC is keeping these survivors at the center of all we do. Read one family's story. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 22, 2013
The Tawasul multimedia project, which translates as “Connection,” will address the widely reported problem of Syrians struggling to access readily available information about how to find help and humanitarian assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 22, 2013
An IRC first responder in the Philippines talks about the difficulties and satisfactions of bringing emergency aid to people in extreme need, often in unthinkable conditions. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 22, 2013
On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, IRC president David Miliband reflects on JFK's "practical humanity" and honors a legacy that includes the Peace Corps and a commitment to welcoming refugees. more »