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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 Makeda Yasenlul on October 28, 2011
Before the IRC arrived in Buri Lange, Ethiopia, villagers used to get water from a river three hours away. Women, who traditionally fetch water, had to walk over difficult steep terrain with heavy plastic water containers on their backs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2011
After three months of steady monsoon rains, Thailand is battling its worst flooding in 50 years. The IRC is working with local authorities to assist some of the poorest people in the country to be affected by the devastation. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2011
Burmese farmer Tial Biak Lian and his family board an airplane for the first time in their lives. They registered their interest to resettle in June 2009 and two years later finally got the word that they were moving to Indianapolis, Indiana. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on October 26, 2011
In the wake of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s death, tens of thousands of Libyans remain displaced by the almost yearlong conflict in the North African nation. The IRC is working to help them. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2011
Thousands of Burmese refugees move to large cities, like Kuala Lumpur, to find work and begin the process of resettling to a third country. The IRC helps them maneuver through the complicated application process to resettle in the United States and, once accepted, prepares them for their new, and very different lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 25, 2011
Paddling a makeshift boat through a flooded street in Bangkok's Rangsi area. The IRC is offering support to Burmese refugee and migrant workers who have been stranded by the worst floods to hit Thailand in half a century. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 24, 2011
Salado Ali Salat received five goats from the IRC. "I didn't have an income before," she said. "The goats give me milk to feed my children and sell in the market to buy rice." more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2011
A donkey drinks at an IRC trough in Somalia's Galmudug state. Hundreds of thousands of animals have already died in the ongoing drought. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 20, 2011
Two children fetching water at an IRC-installed water tap in Darussalam village in central Somalia. The IRC is building and repairing wells, hand pumps and pipelines and training community volunteers in hygiene. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 19, 2011
A woman displaced by recent fighting in Somalia. The most devastating drought in 60 years, clan fighting and clashes between the Somali government and the extremist al-Shabaab militia has left over 180,000 people displaced within Somalia this year alone. more »

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