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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 January 9, 2014
For refugees who are given sanctuary in the United States, attaining American citizenship represents the ultimate affirmation of belonging in their new country. Learn how the IRC helps guide them through a naturalization process that can be complex and daunting. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 8, 2014
Support from IRC donors in the month of December unlocked matching funds and helped the IRC raise a remarkable $2.8 million. This outpouring of generosity will enable millions of families affected by conflict, persecution or natural disaster to make a strong start toward a more secure future — in 2014 and beyond. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 7, 2014
"Urgent steps must be taken now to help Syrian civilians who cannot survive the war without humanitarian aid," IRC vice president Sharon Waxman said in written testimony submitted for a Jan. 7 Congressional hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis. Read about the four approaches the IRC proposes to ease the suffering of millions of uprooted Syrians. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7, 2014
Osama works with Syrian children who have been sent across the border alone to escape the war. Since early 2013, the IRC, in partnership with UNICEF, has helped more than 400 such children living in Jordan, ensuring they are safe and cared for while we search for their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 6, 2014
Sarah Terlouw, the IRC’s country director in the Central African Republic, shares an update on efforts to aid civilians in the capital city, Bangui, who are fleeing reprisal attacks by warring militias. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2014
With forecasts for below-freezing weather in Syria and the region, the IRC is providing tens of thousands of emergency kits that will help families prepare for winter. See what they contain. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on January 3, 2014
The IRC is assisting some 600 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fires broke out in two refugee camps in Thailand last week. At least one person was killed, several injured and over 100 houses were destroyed. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 1, 2014
Best wishes for a peaceful and happy New Year from all of us at the IRC. Here's a look back at the assistance we have been able to provide in 2013 to vulnerable families around the world -- thanks to your support. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2013
IRC teams are continuing to respond as violence escalates in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. The city is gripped by terror as reprisal attacks by warring militias target innocent civilians. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2013
IRC country director Sarah Terlouw told Reuters today that water shortages and a lack of toilet facilities in camps had increased the risk of disease among people displaced by fighting in the Central African Republic. more »