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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on February 11, 2013
Tune in tonight for the rebroadcast of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on PBS. Part 1 features the IRC's work in Sierra Leone to protect and empower survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 8, 2013
Darfur got George Clooney. Haiti got Sean Penn. Cambodia got Angelina Jolie. The Syrian Kurds got me, Sarah Wayne Callies. That is the simplest and most direct metric I know to convey how bad it is for them right now. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6, 2013
The IRC supports 13 grassroots women's groups in conflict-afflicted North Kivu that assist and empower vulnerable women -- like these members who now earn an income baking doughnut-like beignets. more »
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