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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 July 11, 2012
In the struggling new nation of South Sudan, the IRC is building maternal health clinics in extremely remote communities, staffing them with trained South Sudanese midwives. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 11, 2012
Unforgettable stories of sex trafficking survivors as young as 7: Watch an online screening of The Day My God Died today, Wednesday, July 11, 1pm PT / 4pm ET. Chat live with the filmmaker and anti-trafficking advocates from the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2012
In Menaka Cercle, an area of north-east Mali famed for its hot and dry weather, water is scarce at the best of times. But the recent conflict has turned chronic shortages into an emergency. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2012
As the violence intensifies in Syria, civilians are forced to endure the punishing bombings and raids or flee their homes seeking safety across the border. In a recent interview the IRC's Bob Kitchen said, “It’s considered safer in Iraq these days than Syria. That gives you an idea of how bad things are.” more »
Posted by The IRC on July 9, 2012
Decades of civil war and neglect have burdened South Sudan with one of the highest incidences of maternal death globally. Meanwhile, renewed fighting on the border with Sudan has forced 150,000 refugees into camps in the south. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on July 6, 2012
Ripping up clouds of red dust, the IRC ambulance flies along the potholed roads leading to the South Sudanese town of Aweil. Inside, 19-year-old Arek Mawien lies on a stretcher grimacing in pain as she struggles to give birth to her first baby. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 6, 2012
Germaine, a refugee from war-torn Republic of Congo, and her family were resettled by the IRC in Abilene, Texas, in 2007. With the goal of becoming a U.S. citizen, Germaine has enrolled in an IRC citizenship education program, studying English as a second language and American civics. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on July 6, 2012
Decades of civil war and neglect left South Sudan one of the poorest and most undeveloped countries in the world. The IRC is providing health care, clean water and other assistance to South Sudanese who are returning home to rebuild their villages. more »
Posted by Sue Dwyer on July 5, 2012
In Jordan, I visited IRC health clinics in Ramtha and Mafraq, cities close to the Syrian border, and met with three Syrian women who fled to Jordan after their husbands were killed and their dwellings outside of Homs destroyed. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 4, 2012
Congratulations to Yussuf Yussuf, a refugee from Somalia who is fulfilling his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen on July 4. He'll join 85 other people on the steps of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello today to take the oath of citizenship. more »