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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2013
As steering committee members of the IRC’s young professionals group GenR, we were thrilled to host a special Fashion Week event at the showroom of our sustainable clothing line Threads 4 Thought to feature the work of the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14, 2013
There's still time: This Valentine's Day, say "I Love You" with a last-minute gift. Send an eCard instantly. When you honor someone special with a symbolic Rescue Gift, you help provide a lifeline to families rebuilding their lives. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 13, 2013
I have been anticipating and dreading the Domiz camp women’s meeting for weeks. It was from Domiz camp that I heard the reports of sexual violence I wrote about in my first blog. Two days ago we finally sat down to talk together. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13, 2013
Few organizations bring hope to more people, in more places, facing life-altering upheaval, than the IRC. Be with us in 2013. A generous donor will donate $10,000 if 70 people give monthly by Feb. 28! more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13, 2013
The IRC's Sana Brosnan was interviewed for a recent PBS NewsHour report on the hardships facing Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She says the humanitarian crisis has evolved "very, very quickly." Watch video. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 12, 2013
On Thursday, February 14, IRC staff members across the United States and around the world are joining One Billion Rising, to dance, rise up and demand an end to violence and sexual abuse against women and girls. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on February 11, 2013
Working in rocky and arid terrain on the border with Somalia, IRC teams in Ethiopia constructed two permanent water systems for remote camps that are home to tens of thousands of Somali refugees. more »