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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 Ned Colt on August 14, 2012
Until two weeks ago, almost all refugees who’d crossed into Jordan since fighting began in Syria 17 months ago chose to live in apartments. But as the refugee trickle increased to a flood this summer, the Jordanian government determined there was no alternative but to open a tent camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 13, 2012
In the wake of conflicts or disaster, the IRC creates 'healing classrooms' where children can recover, grow and develop. We provide training to teachers so they can better promote the well-being of students. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 10, 2012
It's back to school. IRC offices across the United States are collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies for young refugees -- many of whom will be stepping into a classroom for the first time. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 10, 2012
This Sunday, August 12, is International Youth Day. Our colleagues at the Women's Refugee Commission are blogging about the huge impact young people make in areas affected by war and disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 10, 2012
The IRC’s Melanie Megevand in Jordan and Sanj Srikanthan in Lebanon discuss the Syrian refugee crisis on WNYC radio's "The Leonard Lopate Show." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 9, 2012
In countries recovering from war and disaster, the first thing many parents want for their families is for their children to go back to school. Hear from IRC aid workers about how we are making sure kids have safe places to learn. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 9, 2012
This six-month-old Syrian baby has teething problems. His mother brought him to the IRC’s clinic in Mafraq, Jordan, where a doctor examines him. The IRC is providing aid to thousands of refugees who fled violence in neighboring Syria. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on August 8, 2012
Thanks to IRC-supported village savings groups, women once destitute are now opening small businesses, acquiring plots of land, raising animals, and contributing to daily expenses in their households. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7, 2012
At a recent Capitol Hill briefing, IRC vice president Michael Kocher shone a spotlight on the unmet humanitarian needs of Syrian women and girls who have been targeted by sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6, 2012
Burmese refugee Winnie Aye is quoted in a USA Today story that features the IRC's New Roots program. New Roots helps recently resettled refugees adjust to their new home in the U.S. through community gardening. more »

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