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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 29, 2013
In a Jan. 29 statement, IRC president George Rupp called on donor countries to dramatically scale up aid for millions of Syrians. A donor conference on Jan. 30 seeks to raise $1.5 billion for the next six months. Learn how you can help. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2013
After their school was occupied by displaced people fleeing armed violence in North Kivu Province, students in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now working hard to catch up for their upcoming exams. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2013
"While the international news agenda is dominated by stories about the fighting and conjecture on when President Bashar al-Assad will fall, what has often been overlooked is the condition of those Syrian civilians struggling to survive." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 28, 2013
A unique opportunity is currently available — through January 31 only — to make a contribution to the IRC. The United States Congress just enacted a new law extending IRA charitable rollovers for 2012. more »
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Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on January 28, 2013
I’m ashamed to admit how afraid I am to go to the Middle East. I’m not afraid of being a half day’s walk from Syria’s war zone — I’m not afraid for my safety. I am afraid of the weight of the pain I will witness. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is a long-time supporter of the IRC — she's also one of our favorite bloggers. After writing about IRC programs in Thailand and the United States, she's now turning her attention to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
Next week leaders from around the world will gather in Kuwait in response to a United Nations appeal for $1.5 billion in urgently needed humanitarian assistance for uprooted Syrians. Urge Secretary Clinton to take a strong stand for survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
“The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a 'book club' that brings them together as her life comes to a close." That remarkable mother is Mary Anne Schwalbe, who was founding director of the Women's Refugee Commission. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
The escalation of armed conflict in Mali is having grave consequences for civilians already suffering the effects of political instability, mass displacement and severe food shortages. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 24, 2013
IRC-UK worked with award-winning photographer Andrew McConnell of Panos Pictures to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by refugees living in towns and cities across the world. more »