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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 25, 2013
The escalation of armed conflict in Mali is having grave consequences for civilians already suffering the effects of political instability, mass displacement and severe food shortages. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 24, 2013
IRC-UK worked with award-winning photographer Andrew McConnell of Panos Pictures to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by refugees living in towns and cities across the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 24, 2013
As many as 20,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan in just the last few days, said Jordanian officials on Wednesday. Read one family's story of why they had to flee. more »
Posted by Jerotich Seii Houlding on January 23, 2013
When she learned last month that all refugees in Kenya’s cities were being ordered to relocate to camps, Mariam met the news with disbelief. She'd struggled to make a new home in Nairobi for her orphaned grandchildren. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 22, 2013
On Jan. 18 the International Rescue Committee released our 2012 Annual Report. Take a look to read about the impact of our work around the globe. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 21, 2013
An editorial in today's New York Times stresses the need to ensure aid for those trapped by the Syria crisis. It cites an IRC report that spotlights forsaken urban refugees and ongoing sexual violence as issues that need urgent attention. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2013
"When I'm here in the garden, I feel like I'm home." So says Ugandan refugee Luchia Lokonyen, who finds healing in a 600 square-foot IRC New Roots garden. Watch NBC video more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2013
Send an urgent message to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ask her to lead the way by taking a strong stand for Syrian survivors of sexual violence and pressing other nations to follow suit. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2013
Concerned about the crisis in Syria? Share this photo to help spread awareness. More than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 17, 2013
Nearly two years into the crisis it is estimated that more than four million Syrians are now in dire need of assistance. New IRC photos capture the desperate conditions endured by Syrians sheltering in camps and cities in neighboring countries. more »