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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 October 14, 2009
Every year, the IRC aids millions of people displaced by conflict and war. But environmental degradation around the world is creating a new category of people known as “environmental refugees.” What’s more, their ranks are growing rapidly. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 13, 2009
While hundreds of thousands of displaced people have been able to go back to their homes in Pakistan’s conflict-ridden Swat Valley, some of the poorest people in the country are unable to return to their destroyed homes and crops. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 9, 2009
Posted by The IRC on October 7, 2009
The IRC has put our emergency preparedness plan for Influenza A H1N1/A virus viral outbreak into action after 21 cases were confirmed in two large refugee camps in Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2009
Some of the best stories begin with an incredible coincidence. This one is told by Tom Schick, International Rescue Committee board member and executive VP for Corporate Affairs and Communications for the American Express Company. It starts with a cab ride from the Los Angeles airport.. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on September 28, 2009
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Posted by The IRC on September 25, 2009
Posted by The IRC on September 25, 2009
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Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2009
In her role as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, actress Angelina Jolie visited an IRC hospital in a refugee camp complex in Dadaab, Kenya, on September 12. The U.N. said she was there to call attention to the situation of its 285,000 refugees, most of whom fled war-torn Somalia. more »

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