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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 Jordan Helton on February 14, 2014
Married couple Shamini and Sathiya, refugees from Sri Lanka, say they almost never celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not out of indifference to the holiday, but out of habit. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2014
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Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2014
Hear from Dr. Mohammed Awni Ibrahim, a Jordanian general practitioner who works in an IRC primary care clinic in northern Jordan where most of the patients are Syrian refugees. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 13, 2014
The IRC this week hosted its first-ever New Roots “pop-up” at New York Fashion Week, inviting fashion movers and shakers who dropped by to learn more about the IRC’s work with refugees both in the United States and around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13, 2014
This Valentine's Day, say "I Love You" with a Rescue Gift from the International Rescue Committee. Send an eCard instantly -- check out 4 of our favorites here, or choose from over 3 dozen gifts in our Rescue Gifts catalog. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 12, 2014
The IRC's Sophia Jones-Mwangi is in Juba, South Sudan, this week to report on work the IRC is doing to assist people displaced by the conflict in the world's newest nation. Follow our South Sudan Storify story for updates from Sophia and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 12, 2014
When an email arrived in my overflowing inbox with news that yet more visitors were coming in January—this time a documentary film crew—my first reaction was, “We are too busy for this.” After our meeting, however, I realized I may have misjudged them. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on February 11, 2014
“Children are our future but they the ones those who suffer the most in refugee camps,” says the IRC's Salih Salahaddin Musa, who specializes in helping unaccompanied and separated Syrian refugee children. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 10, 2014
David Miliband writes in The Sunday Times: "Is Syria lost — gone, finished, beyond hope as a nation and beyond redemption for its people? That is the unspoken fear of refugees that the International Rescue Committee is helping in neighboring countries and the displaced people we are helping with humanitarian aid inside Syria." more »
Posted by The IRC on February 7, 2014
IRC president David Miliband calls for a United Nations Security Council resolution on humanitarian access in war-torn Syria as the 2014 Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia. more »