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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 Emmanuel d'Harcourt on July 6, 2011
In war-torn and disaster-stricken countries where IRC field teams work, medicines and supplements that can save children from preventable diseases are frustratingly unavailable. But the IRC is addressing this urgent need and helping to ensure that the most common and treatable childhood ailments don’t become a death sentence. more »
Posted by George Rupp on July 1, 2011
We are keeping our fingers crossed, hoping for a smooth and peaceful beginning for South Sudan, which is scheduled to gain independence as a nation on July 9. But troubles persist in the state of South Kordofan, in north Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30, 2011
The saying on the Statue of Liberty is to "give me your tired and your poor'" ... America really needs to remember that we are the strongest because we have brought in so many people who want to live in America and share what we have and contribute to it. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 28, 2011
The IRC is continuing to support Rwandans by encouraging development and democracy and protecting women and children. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 28, 2011
Last year the First Ascent kayak team went on an African river expedition with stops to see IRC programs in action along the route. They made a film called Kadoma about the journey and now they're raising money to support the IRC's work in Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 28, 2011
A heartwarming piece about an Eritrean refugee, Idris Ismail, resettled by the IRC, who was determined to bring his daughter, Nura, to the United States. It took 5 years, but she arrived last Thursday evening. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on June 14, 2011
While visiting South Sudan, my colleagues Nelly and Muki from the IRC protection team brought me to Juba River Port on the banks of the White Nile. We were going to see where Sudanese, who had been living in Khartoum or elsewhere in the North of the country, were now returning to the South. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14, 2011
This Father's Day (Sunday, June 19), award winning musician and actor Jencarlos Canela is going to make a gift to the IRC and dedicate it to his father, a refugee from Cuba who arrived in Miami in 1980 as part of the Mariel Boatlift. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14, 2011
Today, watch International Rescue Committee president George Rupp in “Conversations with America" at the Department of State, live at 10:15am (EDT). more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10, 2011
Bob Kitchen served as IRC country director in Afghanistan from 2009 until the end of April. He recently spoke with Ned Colt via Skype from Kabul about the successes and challenges of working in a country where conflict and kidnappings are a constant threat. more »