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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2013
The Philippines' Western Visayas suffered a direct hit from Typhoon Haiyan, but relief efforts have been slow or absent. Fanning out across this neglected crisis zone, the IRC's Emergency Response Team is finding a both a sense of resilience and an urgent need for aid. more »
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 »