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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 October 16, 2012
Today is World Food Day. Until midnight, when you donate to the We Can Be Heroes campaign to support the IRC's drought response in the Horn of Africa, DC Comics will triple your gift. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
A week after Mohammed was born, he was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of an aunt, Assetou Diallo, who was already struggling to raise nine children. He and another of Assetou's children were diagnosed with malnutrition, malaria and pneumonia at an IRC clinic. more »
Posted by Terah Edun on October 15, 2012
Tension between South Sudanese who fled the civil war and those who stayed routinely erupts into violence as refugees return home. IRC-trained community advocates are combating discrimination and negotiating disputes. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have fled northern Mali as Islamist militants tighten their grip over the vast desert region. Those who remain face an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation with little access to food, clean water and medicine. The International Rescue Committee and international relief organizations, meanwhile, are struggling to deliver vital aid to suffering Malian civilians. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on October 12, 2012
It is a blazing hot afternoon in Mikenge, a village in the highlands of South Kivu province, when 19-year-old Joyeuse staggers through the gates of the brand new hospital. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 12, 2012
Guess who visited the International Rescue Committee's Bronx New Roots garden on Wednesday? IRC Voice Rashida Jones! (That's malabar spinach she's eyeing.) more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on October 12, 2012
For the past few years, the coastal town of Hobyo in central Somalia made news for all the wrong reasons—hijackings of cargo ships at sea and kidnappings of foreigners on land. Despite the dangers, the IRC launched a primary health care program there this July. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 11, 2012
What’s it like to be a girl growing up in the world's newest nation? Girls we work with in South Sudan answer your questions about their daily lives, their hopes and dreams, and the challenges they face. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2012
When refugees arrive in the United States, they leave behind everything familiar. For many that also means losing ties to the land and a tradition of growing their own food. In response, the IRC has launched a nationwide program that helps refugees establish community gardens, farmers markets, food pantries and farm-based businesses. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 9, 2012
Life in a refugee camp is difficult and fraught with uncertainty. Many refugees must cope with traumatic memories of violence, the loss of loved ones, and the destruction of their homes and property. The IRC helps with intervention and counseling. more »