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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 December 31, 2012
IRC president George Rupp comments on the "fiscal cliff" in the Huffington Post, urging U.S. leaders to "forge a comprehensive compact that unites us rather than offer small measures that divide us." more »
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Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2012
From San Diego to the South Bronx, the IRC's New Roots program is enabling hundreds of resettled refugees to grow their own healthy foods and earn income. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 30, 2012
Here is a quick recap of the most-read blog posts on, shared by International Rescue Committee aid workers and supporters in 2012. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 30, 2012
Two snapshots of our work in Congo, from two provinces where civil war has raged for more than a dozen years, show the spectrum of hope that can emerge from that commitment. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 30, 2012
When a humanitarian crisis hits — civil war, earthquake, massive flooding — the IRC responds within hours. If necessary, we stay for years to help communities recover. We cannot rescue and help rebuild lives without your financial support. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 29, 2012
Already more than 200,000 Syrians have sought safety in Jordan since the fighting began 21 months ago. On an average night, 700 more will cross the desert border to join them. Most will be women and children. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28, 2012
At health centers in Kati, the most populous district in Mali where over 9,000 children will likely suffer from severe malnutrition in 2013, the IRC is teaching parents to recognize the signs of life-threatening malnutrition and ensuring that children receive emergency care. Your gift today will enable the IRC to deliver lifesaving assistance in more than 40 countries around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28, 2012
Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting between rebels and the Congolese army have flocked to makeshift camps on the outskirts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 28, 2012
Two months ago, Jabadjie, a 16-month-old girl suffering from acute and severe malnutrition, was rushed to an IRC-supported clinic in Kati, a district in Mali. After a few weeks of intensive care and a feeding regimen of nutritionally fortified peanut paste and milk, Jabadjie showed signs of recovery. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on December 27, 2012
Her entire life, Brigitte dreamt of the moment she would be able to spell her name. When she was a little girl, her parents separated and she was sent to live with an aunt and babysit her cousins. They all ended up going to school, but she was kept at home. more »
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