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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on November 12, 2013
Worldwide, pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other cause. Learn how two simple tools -- a timer and a string of beads -- are lifesavers in the hands of IRC-trained community health workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11, 2013
The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan is a humanitarian catastrophe. The IRC is on the ground in the Philippines mobilizing an emergency response that will initially focus on clean water, health care and other urgent needs. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10, 2013
The IRC has dispatched an emergency team to the Philippines to launch an urgent response to the humanitarian catastrophe wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan. The super storm struck the country on Saturday, wrecking homes, flooding villages and leaving millions in need of immediate assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8, 2013
On November 6 the IRC honored businessman and philanthropist George Soros with the Freedom Award for contributions to the cause of freedom worldwide that have been far reaching, creative and effective. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 7, 2013
The IRC hosted our annual Freedom Award Dinner last night, raising almost $3.5 million to support our lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. The event honored democracy and human rights supporter, philanthropist and businessman George Soros, who received the IRC’s Freedom Award and announced a $1 million gift toward the Syria crisis response. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5, 2013
This Election Day, for the first time, Bushra Naji will head to the polls with millions of other Americans. Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra and her family were resettled by the IRC in New York City in 2008. more »
Posted by Dominique Tuohy on November 1, 2013
Bibi Lamond, the IRC’s senior environmental health coordinator, talks about the measures the IRC is taking to quell a dangerous outbreak of polio in Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 1, 2013
As the fierce violence in Syria continues to force families to flee the country, another crisis is looming: winter. Temperatures are plummeting, making living conditions even more precarious. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 31, 2013
In a BBC interview, IRC president David Miliband calls the polio outbreak in Syria a "terrifying indication of what can happen when a country falls apart under the weight of war." more »