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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 Renata Rendón on March 8, 2012
The IRC is supporting women's rights awareness in Iraqi Kurdistan, training police officers on what violence against women is, how to relate to victims, and what the rights of those victims are. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 8, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies recently visited a Thai camp where the IRC assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. She writes about a refugee and IRC staff member whose mission is to make the camp a safe place for every woman who lives there. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2012
Today -- International Women’s Day -- actors Sarah Wayne Callies, Morena Baccarin, Romola Garai, Téa Leoni and Alyssa Milano are joining the IRC to launch a social action pledge drive aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by women and girls around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7, 2012
The IRC has begun construction of a women and girl’s wellness center in the Yida refugee camp where sexual assault and domestic violence survivors can receive medical treatment and counseling. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7, 2012
As civil conflict and violence engulf the entire country of Syria, thousands of families are fleeing for safety. Please make an emergency donation today that will help the IRC deliver critical aid to Syrian families. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on March 6, 2012
With a motorboat purchased specifically for the purpose, the IRC is bringing much-needed medicine and other supplies to remote communities along the shores of Congo's Lake Kivu. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 5, 2012
Students eat lunch at an IRC-supported learning center for displaced Burmese refugee and migrant children in northwestern Thailand. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 2, 2012
IRC regional director Ciaran Donnelly on the slow but significant progress being made in the "extremely fragile" Democratic Republic of Congo ... plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 2, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies has just returned from visiting Thai camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the International Rescue Committee assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 1, 2012
Sarah Costa, executive director of the IRC-affiliated Women's Refugee Commission reflects on the importance of investing in women and girls. more »

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