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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 April 18, 2013
With thousands of families being torn apart each year because of our badly broken immigration system, we simply cannot afford further delay. Now is the time to act on immigration reform. Email your member of Congress today and urge them to pass the immigration reform bill. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2013
In Congo, the IRC supports increased school enrollment and attendance by building and renovating school infrastructures, training teachers, covering school fees for the most vulnerable students, and giving students of all ages a second chance to learn. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 10, 2013
We're thrilled to announce that our 9-episode web series, "New Roots in the Bronx," has just been selected as an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards! more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 10, 2013
Malaysia is home to one of the largest urban refugee populations in the world. Refugees live in constant fear of arrest, abuse and detention; they struggle to find work and are at risk of exploitative employers. In a new report entitled, “In Search of Survival and Sanctuary in the City,” the IRC details the hardships faced by Burmese refugees living in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 9, 2013
When fire swept through the Ban Mae Surin camp on March 22, thirteen-year old Sha Nay Htoo’s immediate reaction was not to flee the flames, but to help rescue other refugees. Today, Sha Nay is lying in a hospital bed with third degree burns over most of his body. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 9, 2013
Looters are creating chaos in the Central African Republic (CAR) following last month's coup, putting what is already one of the world's poorest countries on the brink of a hunger crisis. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on April 8, 2013
Pairs of socks, plastic sheeting, duct tape, blankets and boots are included in the close to 70,000 emergency kits the IRC has distributed through its Syrian partners inside Syria to date. more »
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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