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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 Sophia Jones on February 6, 2013
A farmer forced to flee his home supports his family and fellow Somalis by devoting himself to a humble but essential job—cleaning a camp for displaced persons. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 5, 2013
"Our city was under attack and we were afraid our children would be injured or killed, so all my family and relatives fled — 48 people. We took cars, buses and vans. It took 23 days to travel the 200 miles to Jordan’s border." more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
Do you tweet? Today we need as many people as we can to call on the U.N., the African Union, the European Union and ECOWAS to send human rights monitors to Mali to protect civilians at risk because of conflict and instability there. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
Secretary Hillary Clinton's support for gender equality at the U.S. State Department lives on with a White House directive to strengthen that work, say presidential advisors Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Power. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
70% of Syrian refugees who have fled their country's civil war live outside of refugee camps. They struggle to buy food, water, fuel and clothing. Aid must be scaled up for urban refugees to help them survive. more »
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 »