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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 Sinziana Demian on January 30, 2013
Since fleeing fighting in eastern Congo, barehanded, two months ago, this woman has been living in a camp and hasn't been able to change her clothes once. Today, she was ecstatic to receive new clothing and other supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 30, 2013
This infographic from the IRC's recent report on the crisis in Syria shows the vast numbers of Syrians who are displaced within the country or who were forced to flee to neighboring countries to escape the ongoing violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 30, 2013
Thank you to everyone who sent a letter through our website, urging the Obama administration to ensure that sufficient U.S. funds go toward protecting Syrian women and girls. Your voice was heard. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2013
In a Jan. 29 statement, IRC president George Rupp called on donor countries to dramatically scale up aid for millions of Syrians. A donor conference on Jan. 30 seeks to raise $1.5 billion for the next six months. Learn how you can help. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2013
After their school was occupied by displaced people fleeing armed violence in North Kivu Province, students in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now working hard to catch up for their upcoming exams. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29, 2013
"While the international news agenda is dominated by stories about the fighting and conjecture on when President Bashar al-Assad will fall, what has often been overlooked is the condition of those Syrian civilians struggling to survive." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 28, 2013
A unique opportunity is currently available — through January 31 only — to make a contribution to the IRC. The United States Congress just enacted a new law extending IRA charitable rollovers for 2012. more »
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Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on January 28, 2013
I’m ashamed to admit how afraid I am to go to the Middle East. I’m not afraid of being a half day’s walk from Syria’s war zone — I’m not afraid for my safety. I am afraid of the weight of the pain I will witness. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is a long-time supporter of the IRC — she's also one of our favorite bloggers. After writing about IRC programs in Thailand and the United States, she's now turning her attention to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2013
Next week leaders from around the world will gather in Kuwait in response to a United Nations appeal for $1.5 billion in urgently needed humanitarian assistance for uprooted Syrians. Urge Secretary Clinton to take a strong stand for survivors of sexual violence. more »