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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 23, 2009
The students at the IRC's Refugee Youth Summer Academy in NYC had an amazing, creative summer thanks to World Up. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 20, 2009
IRC senior policy adviser Anna Husarska writes in The Guardian about the difficult and delicate work of our colleague Rahmad Pari, who is assisting people who fled the fighting between Pakistan's military and the Taliban in Swat Valley. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2009
Since 2000, the International Rescue Committee has worked to bring water to the people of Ethiopia’s drought zones. Now, IRC water specialists are using cutting-edge technology to find and deliver this valuable resource. more »
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 »