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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 2, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of Elysée Kalemwa, 43, a longtime member of our health staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was killed on Nov. 24 in an ambush by unknown assailants in the country’s North Kivu province. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2014
The IRC's technical advisor Catherine Poulton recently sat with the women and girls in the Central African Republic who face the stark reality of assault, sexual violence and kidnapping on a daily basis. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 28, 2014
Ruth Cachuela, Agdaliran’s village president, was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 205 of her community’s 275 houses. While many of the homes higher up the slopes were still standing after the typhoon, most of those built along the bay were demolished by wind and waves. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2014
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 27, 2014
"If you ever need to re-affirm your faith in humanity, stop by a Thanksgiving meal for refugees." The IRC's Emily Sernaker reflects on sharing Thanksgiving with families who are building new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 26, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro shares powerful photos from Bentiu camp, where 50,000 people displaced by the ongoing fighting in South Sudan have been forced to take refuge amid swamps, sewage and human waste. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 26, 2014
Bentiu camp is a miserable settlement of makeshift huts and tents sitting in a mosquito-infested swamp in Unity State in the north of the country. Almost 50,000 people displaced by fighting in the region have taken refuge here. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2014
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 25, 2014
In honor of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which begins Nov. 25, we share 16 ways the IRC works to empower women and girls. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on November 24, 2014
The IRC supports critical responders on the front lines of Ebola in West Africa—the town chiefs and clan leaders seeking to protect their communities. more »
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