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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 20, 2013
Backed by an outpouring of contributions from our committed supporters, the IRC has launched an emergency response in the Western Visayas region, a neglected front in the disaster that struck the Philippines on Nov. 8. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2013
Today, a photo share in honor of Universal Children's Day (Nov. 20): Children attend classes in a new school building, constructed as part of a large IRC development project in Myanmar’s rural Chin State. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on November 19, 2013
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the IRC is focusing on urgent water, sanitation, hygiene and health needs in the Philippines -- along with programs that will put some money back into people’s pockets and help to revitalize the local economy. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 18, 2013
Sharon Waxman, the IRC's vice president of public policy and advocacy, was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this weekend on the IRC’s response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Watch video. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 18, 2013
On a recent visit to Kenya, I met with refugees in a densely populated urban area in Nairobi and in the Dadaab refugee camp. Many told me they would like to return to Somalia one day, but only when it is peaceful and stable. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 14, 2013
"With so many people living in the open at close quarters, we are fighting against the clock to protect survivors and prevent the spread of disease," says IRC emergency response director Bob Kitchen. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 14, 2013
Since its founding in 1933, the IRC has responded to nearly every major global humanitarian crisis, including the conflict in Syria and Typhoon Haiyan. Here's a look at how we deliver rapid, lifesaving aid to people fleeing violent conflict or natural disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2013
Helping protect women and girls in emergencies is as lifesaving as food, water and shelter. Get Twitter updates from IRC staff and partners in our Storify story. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2013
As the IRC mobilizes our crisis response in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, we continue to respond to many other humanitarian emergencies around the world. Here, a look at Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 12, 2013
The situation in the Philippines is becoming increasingly desperate in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, with food and water supplies running low. The IRC's first priorities: providing clean water, safe sanitation, and health care. more »

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