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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on January 17, 2013
Watch our partner the ONE Campaign's video about the United States foreign aid budget and tell Congress that we cannot end these lifesaving programs. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2013
Sharifa is one of a lost generation uprooted by Syria's civil war. She's one of the casualties of what the IRC is calling a "regional humanitarian disaster," caused by nearly two years of civil strife and war in Syria. more »
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Posted by Alina Potts on January 14, 2013
For adolescents, fitting in is often hard—and it is certainly no exception as refugee in Lebanon. After the horrors many experienced in Syria, girls speak of the difficulties they face in their daily lives: how their new community treats them, how it feels to be teased or unable to go to school. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2013
Briefing Livestream 9:30am ET: Members of the IRC's Commission on Syrian Refugees will discuss the plight of those uprooted by the turmoil in Syria and what needs to be done. “The Middle East is once again facing a human displacement tragedy,” the commission states in a report released today. more »