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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 November 26, 2012
November 25 to December 10 are the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. What are you doing during these two weeks to take action against violence? Tomorrow, the IRC is part of a special 16 Days Twitter chat. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
A lovely story on the homepage of the New York Times today profiles the IRC's New Roots program in Phoenix. Be sure to check out the accompanying slideshow. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
With online shopping, you can do a world of good. There's an IRC Rescue Gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. In our "Cyber Monday" gift guide: gifts for moms, dads and kids. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 26, 2012
This woman is fleeing the latest armed violence in North Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is estimated that more than 140,000 people are now sheltering in camps around the provincial capital, Goma. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 26, 2012
The UN says the number of Syrian refugees has almost doubled in the past two months: Close to 450,000 have registered to receive humanitarian aid. The IRC is doing its part to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2012
When violence broke out in Kenya after the disputed 2008 presidential elections, more than 1,300 people lost their lives. With new elections scheduled for this coming March, the IRC is working with Kenyan partners to avert a repeat of the past. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 23, 2012
Starting your holiday shopping today? One of our new Rescue Gifts is a pair of baby goats. Each Rescue Gift represents one of the many lifesaving tools of the International Rescue Committee's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2012
Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting between rebels and the Congolese army have flocked to a makeshift camp on a lava field on the outskirts of Goma, near Africa's most active volcano. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 20, 2012
More than 50,000 previously uprooted people had to vacate a camp just north of Goma when fighting resumed last week. Many more local residents were driven from their homes. Food, water and health care are scarce. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2012
As people across the United States look forward to Thursday's Thanksgiving celebrations, IRC president George Rupp shares his own message of thanks, along with a new video highlighting the IRC's work around the world. more »