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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 Peter Biro on March 1, 2013
Almost a decade ago, as people started to flee their scorched villages in Darfur, Sudan, I traveled to the town of Bahai in northeastern Chad, where the IRC was the only humanitarian organization assisting the flood of people crossing the border. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on February 28, 2013
Jacqueline and her two teenage daughters abruptly fled their village last fall because of fighting in Congo. After trying to get by without spare clothes and other necessities, Jacqueline was overjoyed to receive an IRC emergency kit for women. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 27, 2013
Nurse Areej Obiedat performs a blood test on a pregnant Syrian refugee in an IRC clinic in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. 70% of Syrian refugees who have fled their country's civil war live outside of refugee camps. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 27, 2013
We humans have gotten very good at waging war, but what about waging peace? That's the topic actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies tackles in her latest blog, after returning from a trip to see IRC programs for Syrian refugees in Iraq and Jordan. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 19, 2013
Things are bad for Syrian refugees right now, despite the generosity of their hosts in Jordan, northern Iraq and elsewhere. Conditions are desperate in many places, and it’s heartbreaking to see children living in muddy tents... more »
Posted by Terah Edun on February 19, 2013
Teacher Gizma Abdelnebi arrived in South Sudan's capital, Juba, one year ago after fleeing conflict in Sudan. A new IRC information and counseling center in the city is providing support for "urban refugees" like Gizma and her family. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 15, 2013
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies visits Syrian women in Mafraq, a city in northern Jordan about ten miles from the border with Syria. They are among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who have foregone camps to fend for themselves in cities in Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 15, 2013
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies and her husband Josh Winterhalt recently traveled to Iraq with the IRC. Josh took the photographs and Sarah provided the captions for this photo essay. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2013
From Bukavu to Brooklyn, a roundup of IRC staff, supporters and members of the communities we serve participating in #1BillionRising events on February 14, the 15th anniversary of the V-Day movement to end violence against women. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2013
Three years ago, Maisaa and Cherifa met online and fell in love. Threats from their family and fear of persecution as an LGBT couple in Dubai forced them to flee the country. They were granted asylum in the U.S. where they are building new lives. more »

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