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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2013
Here is a recap of the most-read blog posts on in 2013, shared by IRC aid workers and supporters around the world. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 31, 2013
The IRC is providing tens of thousands of emergency kits both inside Syria and to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, ahead of the coldest month of the winter. The kits include blankets, warm clothing and plastic tarpaulins. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2013
Before you count down the final seconds of 2013, men, women and children escaping persecution, conflict and natural disaster are counting on you, too. Your tax-deductible gift to the IRC can help lead them from harm to home. Donations received before midnight tonight will be matched up to $1.4 million. more »
Posted by Aisha Bain on December 30, 2013
IRC Emergency Response Team member Aisha Bain reflects on the resilience of Filipinos who are rebuilding their homes in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. One of the most powerful storms on record, Haiyan displaced more than 4 million people after making landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8. more »