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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 14, 2013
Sharifa is one of a lost generation uprooted by Syria's civil war. She's one of the casualties of what the IRC is calling a "regional humanitarian disaster," caused by nearly two years of civil strife and war in Syria. more »
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Posted by Alina Potts on January 14, 2013
For adolescents, fitting in is often hard—and it is certainly no exception as refugee in Lebanon. After the horrors many experienced in Syria, girls speak of the difficulties they face in their daily lives: how their new community treats them, how it feels to be teased or unable to go to school. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2013
Briefing Livestream 9:30am ET: Members of the IRC's Commission on Syrian Refugees will discuss the plight of those uprooted by the turmoil in Syria and what needs to be done. “The Middle East is once again facing a human displacement tragedy,” the commission states in a report released today. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2013
Three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake, the IRC's country director in Haiti looks at some of the greatest challenges facing Haitians as they recover and rebuild. First: women's ongoing struggles with sexual violence and poverty. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 11, 2013
The humanitarian crisis in and around Syria is intensifying as more people are forced to flee their homes in the face of continuing violence. Hear from members of an IRC delegation that visited the region in November. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 8, 2013
When families are forced to flee, they run for their lives. There’s often no time to pack the most basic items – even a change of clothing. The IRC is doing its part to help, delivering 3,000 emergency kits to women and their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7, 2013
Today's Wall Street Journal features the story of Burmese refugee Ah Lun, who found a job at one of Soho's hottest restaurants — the David Burke Kitchen — through the IRC’s New Roots program. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
This week the IRC delivered emergency supplies to nearly 2,100 uprooted families in North Kivu province, focusing on items that can help make life in camps and shelters a little safer and more comfortable for women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
Your end-of-year gifts to the IRC unlocked matching funds and helped us raise a remarkable $4.8 million. From Syria's borders to the South Bronx, in over 40 countries and 22 U.S cities, the IRC can continue its work to restore safety and dignity for millions caught in the world's worst crises. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
The lifesaving impact of the We Can Be Heroes drought relief campaign is exemplified by the story of Aden, a three-year-old boy who returned from the brink of starvation after being treated at an IRC clinic in Dadaab, Kenya. more »