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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 January 2, 2013
Congratulations to the IRC's director of women's protection and empowerment, Heidi Lehmann, as well as the 20 other inspiring change-makers recognized by Women's E-News as "21 leaders for the 21st century." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2013
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful new year! Thanks to your support, we're starting 2013 strong: we exceeded our $2.1 million match campaign goal, which means we'll be better equipped to provide aid and assistance to the people who need it most in the coming year. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2012
The word “renewal” brings to mind another story I would like to share with you. It is one I have written about before — a year ago, when the face of an emaciated seven-month-old boy shook the world. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 31, 2012
IRC nurse Areej Obeidat brings new meaning to the concept of taking your work home with you. In her case, it's all about her patients: Syrian refugees living in Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2012
IRC president George Rupp comments on the "fiscal cliff" in the Huffington Post, urging U.S. leaders to "forge a comprehensive compact that unites us rather than offer small measures that divide us." more »
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Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2012
From San Diego to the South Bronx, the IRC's New Roots program is enabling hundreds of resettled refugees to grow their own healthy foods and earn income. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 30, 2012
Here is a quick recap of the most-read blog posts on, shared by International Rescue Committee aid workers and supporters in 2012. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 30, 2012
Two snapshots of our work in Congo, from two provinces where civil war has raged for more than a dozen years, show the spectrum of hope that can emerge from that commitment. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 30, 2012
When a humanitarian crisis hits — civil war, earthquake, massive flooding — the IRC responds within hours. If necessary, we stay for years to help communities recover. We cannot rescue and help rebuild lives without your financial support. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 29, 2012
Already more than 200,000 Syrians have sought safety in Jordan since the fighting began 21 months ago. On an average night, 700 more will cross the desert border to join them. Most will be women and children. more »