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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 Jane Yang on June 4, 2012
Muggings are a common occurrence in the Eastleigh section of Nairobi, and targeted assaults against certain individuals—say, foreigners—even more so. When I say “foreigners,” I don’t mean expatriates. I mean refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 1, 2012
Syrian civilians continue to flee their homes to escape a new surge of violence more »
Posted by The IRC on May 31, 2012
On June 20, 2012 the IRC will join the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day. Take part in our World Refugee Day Events throughout the month. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on May 30, 2012
Agriculture was once a driving force of Zimbabwe’s economy but after an economic crisis, small farmers could not find a market for their crops. To help plant the seeds for recovery, the International Rescue Committee is matching Zimbabwean farmers with buyers and now they are able to expand their businesses and care for their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 29, 2012
Umaru Senessie was born into poverty in war-torn Sierra Leone, forced to work hard labor in the country’s diamond mines, but he was determined he would make a difference and help his village heal. He tells his story here. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 24, 2012
After listening to women in West Africa talk about the abuses they had suffered at the hands of their husbands and boyfriends, journalist Susan Dentzer and the other members of the IRC Commission on Domestic Violence brought the women's plea for change to government officials. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 23, 2012
This photo was taken as part of Global Crescendo, an IRC project that enables women to document their lives through digital cameras and use pictures to tell their stories in their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2012
In West Africa, 6 out of every 10 women who come to the IRC seeking assistance after experiencing violence are reporting violence at the hands of a partner or spouse. Read one 21-year-old woman's story. more »
Posted by George Rupp on May 22, 2012
Through the strong ties our staff has forged with the women we assist, the IRC has come to see that far too often the riskiest place for a woman is where you might least expect it to be—in her own home. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2012
Millions of Malians are threatened by the drought and hunger crisis in Africa's Sahel region. The IRC is providing emergency support to local health centers. more »

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