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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 Terah Edun on April 7, 2013
On World Health Day (April 7), meet two IRC-trained volunteer health workers -- Elizabeth Abuamou and Nyadeng Lual -- who are providing care for children in their own communities in South Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2013
Congo is often described as one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, because of its high rates of maternal mortality and sexual assault and other serious threats to women and girls. But that’s only part of the story. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3, 2013
Congratulations to Margaret Barnard, winner of the Half the Sky / Students Rebuild Award for her tireless, inspiring work to protect and empower women and girls in her community in Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on April 2, 2013
A Syrian watchdog group says more Syrians died in March than in any previous month since the start of fighting there two years ago. The IRC is ramping up its efforts to help Syrian civilians inside and outside their country. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 1, 2013
To prevent an outbreak of disease, the IRC is providing desperately-needed drinking water to residents in the fire-ravaged Ban Mae Surin camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2013
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies gives a firsthand account of her visit to a refugee camp with the International Rescue Committee in her capacity as an IRC Voice. Watch now and please share widely to join Callies in raising awareness. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 28, 2013
The IRC is stepping up its support of children in the embattled Gao and Mopti regions of northern Mali, organizing programs for over 2,500 war-affected children in an area still recovering from a year of conflict and occupation by militants. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2013
The IRC is saddened to report that La Say Paw, a laboratory technician with the IRC’s refugee partner organization, the Karenni Health Department, was killed on March 22 in the blaze that took the lives of 36 others and injured over 200 in the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp in northwest Thailand. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 27, 2013
Naget fled shelling in the Syrian city of Homs ten months ago. In February her family became one of the first to join the IRC’s cash distribution program, which provides debit cards and funds for Syrian refugees in Lebanon to use on basic necessities. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 27, 2013
Today the IRC announced that David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, would succeed George Rupp as our president and CEO in September. more »