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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 Lizzy Ongoro on February 19, 2014
In northern Kenya, the IRC recently launched a major vaccination campaign for children living in the Kakuma refugee camp. Many of the camp residents are from South Sudan, with approximately 370 newcomers arriving daily. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 17, 2014
One million people in the Central African Republic have been uprooted from their homes due to extreme violence. The IRC is there, providing emergency assistance in camps across the capital city, Bangui. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2014
In 2013, the IRC and our partner organizations provided 13 million people with primary and reproductive health care and gave 1.4 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Read more about the impact of our work in our latest annual report. more »
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 »