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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 21, 2011
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift with meaning? $30 can deliver eight chickens to a family caught in crisis, giving them a much-needed boost in food production and household earnings. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
As American troops withdraw from Iraq, there are still some 2 million internally displaced Iraqis. Laura Jacoby, the IRC's Iraq director, was interviewed about their situation on NPR. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
Here's even more buzz about IRC Rescue Gifts — we're excited to see great gifts like the Community Garden (tops with bloggers) and the Flock of Chickens (our all-around most popular gift) included in so many holiday giving guides this year. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2011
One more reason to shop Rescue Gifts for the holidays: Get an organic cotton “Rescue” T-shirt designed and donated by Threads for Thought with your order of $75 or more. more »
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Posted by Jen Steele on December 20, 2011
Jen Steele, IRC education program officer, describes the success of Healing Classrooms, a program that trains teachers working in crisis zones to help traumatized children and creates secure and nurturing learning environments. more »
Posted by Rashida Jones on December 19, 2011
Check out IRC Voice Rashida Jones’s blog, “The Best Gifts Save Lives,” in the Huffington Post. Rashida describes her visits to IRC programs in San Diego and Thailand and talks about the IRC Rescue Gifts she's giving for the holidays. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19, 2011
This holiday season, give an IRC Rescue Gift to someone special. $54 can provide sets of rope and durable plastic sheeting to help four families construct temporary shelters in refugee camps, keeping them safe from the elements. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on December 19, 2011
Farmers hold up IRC coupons entitling them to fertilizer and rice seed. The smiles on the farmers' faces underscore how important the seed is to them. Many of them lost their entire crop in the floods of 2010. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2011
Planning to give an IRC Rescue Gift to someone on your list this holiday season? Monday, December 19 is the last chance to have a printed card sent with your Rescue Gift to arrive in time for Christmas. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 16, 2011
Farmers who lost their rice crops in the record floods of 2010, transplant seedlings from an IRC paddy to be replanted in their own fields. more »

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