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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 Sophia Jones on July 20, 2012
Last summer, tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled famine, drought and conflict in their own country, crossing the border to seek refuge in Dadaab. Seven-month-old Minhaj Gedi Farah, caught the attention of the world as “the face of the famine” when he arrived at the IRC’s ward for malnourished children. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on July 20, 2012
One year ago today, the United Nations declared famine in six areas of Somalia, the result of consecutive seasons of poor rains, failed crops and lost livestock. The IRC responded quickly, scaling up programs and supporting the most vulnerable communities. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on July 19, 2012
The IRC has played a decisive role in containing a major cholera outbreak in Congo's North Kivu province, where armed violence has uprooted more than 200,000 people since April. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 19, 2012
The IRC and six other international aid organizations are warning that a critical shortage of funds is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp, the world’s largest. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 18, 2012
Check out ONE's new Africa photo gallery, featuring three stunning images from the IRC's Peter Biro. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 18, 2012
In NYC next week? Join our young professionals group, GenR, for a fabulous evening on the rooftop David Burke Garden at the James Hotel. Proceeds from the event will go toward our international and U.S. programs. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on July 18, 2012
I meet Ogla as he’s leaving an IRC clinic in the border town of Ramtha. He’s come for a check up and medication. At only 32, the former chicken farmer from the troubled southern Syrian city of Dera’a has a bad heart. This is the first time since he arrived in January that he’s seen a doctor -- or had his heart medicine. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2012
What would it be like to have to leave your home, your community, your country? Follow the journal of 12-year-old Amina, who was forced to flee Mogadishu with her mother and 6 siblings after her father was killed as a result of the fierce violence roiling Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2012
Poverty, violence and suffering continue to plague Afghanistan after 10 years of massive military and civilian assistance. IRC country director Nigel Jenkins spotlights the forgotten needs of ordinary Afghans. more »
Posted by Susan Purdin on July 13, 2012
This Tuesday was the first birthday of Aluel Auger, who was born in an IRC-supported clinic one day after her country -- South Sudan -- gained independence. What does her future hold? more »