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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 July 28, 2014
At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. A collection of photos by the IRC's Peter Biro provides a snapshot of how the IRC rescues lives. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on July 24, 2014
The International Rescue Committee works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills. Adolescent girls should not be viewed as victims: girls can be at the forefront of change in their families and communities when given the opportunity. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 24, 2014
Today, the International Refugee Committee turns 81. The IRC was founded in July 1933 at the request of German-born physicist Albert Einstein who was deeply concerned about the crisis in Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23, 2014
The Bread Project empowers individuals with limited resources on their path to self-sufficiency. The organization recently partnered with the International Rescue Committee to enroll refugees in its three-week bakery boot camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22, 2014
The International Rescue Committee joins the global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and forced genital mutilation for all girls within a generation. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 21, 2014
Against the backdrop of a perfect summer evening, almost 300 guests gathered on July 16 for the Fourth Annual GenR Summer Party at David Burke Garden in New York City's James Hotel. more »
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Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 21, 2014
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The IRC is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so they can take control of their futures through education, and contribute toward the development of their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 19, 2014
The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. The IRC has remained in CAR during the current crisis to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of people and operates mobile clinics to ensure that communities have access to essential health services. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 17, 2014
The humanitarian crisis continues in Iraq, where an estimated 650,000 people fled escalating violence in June. More than one million people have been uprooted since the beginning of this year, adding to the 1 million Iraqis still displaced by the outbreak of violence in 2006. more »

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