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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 December 16, 2015
Meet three refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq who are making a difficult journey to seek safety and a new home in Europe. Nearly one million refugees have reached Europe this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15, 2015
Two years ago a political rivalry sparked a conflagration of ethnic violence in South Sudan, where thousands of people have been killed and some 2 million have been forced to flee their homes. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2015
Thousands of Rescue Gifts have been given this holiday season and these are the ones that IRC supporters have given the most: warm blankets, solar lamps, a year of school, and more. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2015
Thank you for your compassionate response to the plight of refugees and other displaced people—and especially for your interest in joining with the IRC to help them. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about how you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people who have fled war, disaster and persecution. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2015
Teenage Syrian girls discovered confidence and creativity through music classes run by the IRC and partners in Lebanon. Together they wrote “Sanabqa ya Suria (We Shall Remain, Oh Syria),” a powerful and elegant song about disappointment and hope. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8, 2015
Actor and activist Mandy Patinkin recently witnessed first-hand the refugee crisis engulfing Europe. Visiting IRC programs in Greece, he met several families who escaped from Syria and other war-torn countries in hopes of finding a better life for their children. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8, 2015
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2015, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities in the world. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis worldwide. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2015
During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (Nov. 25 - Dec. 10), the IRC is shedding light on women's struggle against violence and inequality. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 4, 2015
Meet Mustapha and his wife Safaa, a Syrian family who have risked their lives in hopes of finding safety for their young children in Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2015
Sixteen-year-old Wala’a is haunted by a terrifying memory—being assaulted by a soldier as she fled the war in Syria. Through a media-skills workshop in Jordan organized by the IRC and partners, Wala's produced a short film confronting her difficult memory. more »