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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 December 28, 2012
At health centers in Kati, the most populous district in Mali where over 9,000 children will likely suffer from severe malnutrition in 2013, the IRC is teaching parents to recognize the signs of life-threatening malnutrition and ensuring that children receive emergency care. Your gift today will enable the IRC to deliver lifesaving assistance in more than 40 countries around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28, 2012
Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting between rebels and the Congolese army have flocked to makeshift camps on the outskirts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 28, 2012
Two months ago, Jabadjie, a 16-month-old girl suffering from acute and severe malnutrition, was rushed to an IRC-supported clinic in Kati, a district in Mali. After a few weeks of intensive care and a feeding regimen of nutritionally fortified peanut paste and milk, Jabadjie showed signs of recovery. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on December 27, 2012
Her entire life, Brigitte dreamt of the moment she would be able to spell her name. When she was a little girl, her parents separated and she was sent to live with an aunt and babysit her cousins. They all ended up going to school, but she was kept at home. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 26, 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 Sophia Jones on December 26, 2012
I first met Nyibol Akot Padiet, a volunteer community health provider, in southern Sudan on my very first assignment with the IRC in 2010. Since then South Sudan has seceded from Sudan -- becoming the world’s newest nation -- and Nyibol celebrated the birth of a new grandchild. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 25, 2012
Taken from his wife and son in 1999, Ethiopian refugee Tilihun Liben reunited with them last week in Tucson, Arizona, through the IRC's assistance. "This is my gift for me, a Christmas gift," he said. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24, 2012
There's still time to give holiday gifts that can rescue lives. Giving Rescue Gifts to anyone on your list has never been easier - a beautiful, personalized eCard can be sent within minutes. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on December 24, 2012
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is a long-time supporter of the IRC's work helping refugees rebuild their lives. She shares her own family’s refugee story, and talks about the spirit of renewal embodied in the refugee gardens she's visited in Thailand and the U.S. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 24, 2012
Fatima is one of the many women who have sought comfort and support in one of two centers for refugee women and girls that the IRC has opened in Lebanon in partnership with a local aid group. more »