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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 21, 2011
Iraqi colleagues who work in the IRC’s refugee resettlement offices help to shine a spotlight on the ongoing crisis in Iraq by sharing personal accounts of the dangers and threats they have faced. First, Noor and Ali's story. more »
Posted by Roxanne Paisible on December 21, 2011
An estimated 1.3 million Iraqis remain displaced in their own country as the U.S. military mission in Iraq comes to an end. We must not forget their urgent protection needs. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2011
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift with meaning? $30 can deliver eight chickens to a family caught in crisis, giving them a much-needed boost in food production and household earnings. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
As American troops withdraw from Iraq, there are still some 2 million internally displaced Iraqis. Laura Jacoby, the IRC's Iraq director, was interviewed about their situation on NPR. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
Here's even more buzz about IRC Rescue Gifts — we're excited to see great gifts like the Community Garden (tops with bloggers) and the Flock of Chickens (our all-around most popular gift) included in so many holiday giving guides this year. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
One more reason to shop Rescue Gifts for the holidays: Get an organic cotton “Rescue” T-shirt designed and donated by Threads for Thought with your order of $75 or more. more »
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Posted by Jen Steele on December 20, 2011
Jen Steele, IRC education program officer, describes the success of Healing Classrooms, a program that trains teachers working in crisis zones to help traumatized children and creates secure and nurturing learning environments. more »
Posted by Rashida Jones on December 19, 2011
Check out IRC Voice Rashida Jones’s blog, “The Best Gifts Save Lives,” in the Huffington Post. Rashida describes her visits to IRC programs in San Diego and Thailand and talks about the IRC Rescue Gifts she's giving for the holidays. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19, 2011
This holiday season, give an IRC Rescue Gift to someone special. $54 can provide sets of rope and durable plastic sheeting to help four families construct temporary shelters in refugee camps, keeping them safe from the elements. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on December 19, 2011
Farmers hold up IRC coupons entitling them to fertilizer and rice seed. The smiles on the farmers' faces underscore how important the seed is to them. Many of them lost their entire crop in the floods of 2010. more »