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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 Kulsoom Rizvi on July 31, 2014
As the humanitarian crisis in Iraq deepens, the IRC continues to provide vital support to thousands of families forced from their homes by the violence escalating throughout the region. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 30, 2014
Rising violence has forced children as young as three years old from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to trek through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. In response to this crisis, the Obama administration has submitted an emergency funding request to Congress which would meet the most critical humanitarian and protection needs of the children. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 29, 2014
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. The IRC is responding to immediate needs, providing people with shelter to escape the sun, wind and rain, as well as supplying clean water and toilets to prevent illness. more »
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 The IRC on July 21, 2014
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