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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 August 28, 2012
The IRC is responding to a deadly outbreak of cholera in the West African nation of Sierra Leone that has claimed an estimated 200 lives to date, with millions more at risk. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2012
The IRC is grateful for the outpouring of support and interest from all of you wanting to help earthquake survivors in Haiti as they cope with the latest crisis to hit their shores: Tropical Storm Isaac. Here is some information about how you can best make a difference. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 26, 2012
As rain continued to fall on Haiti last night in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac, we caught up with the IRC's country director there about the most urgent needs and the IRC's emergency response. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 25, 2012
"The capacity of the Haitian people to endure crisis is truly remarkable." The IRC’s country director in Haiti shares photos and an account of what she and her team found this morning in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 25, 2012
Heavy rains and winds continue as Tropical Storm Isaac passes over Haiti. IRC teams have been assessing damage and preparing to distribute emergency relief. Support our work. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 24, 2012
As Tropical Storm Isaac nears landfall in Haiti tonight with 70-mph winds and lashing rains, the IRC is prepared to deliver emergency relief. Some 400,000 homeless earthquake survivors are right in the storm's path. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on August 23, 2012
Around the world, many people living with asthma have difficulty taking their medication using inhalers. An IRC pharmacist in a Kenyan refugee camp has come up with an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2012
From rural Idaho to the streets of the Bronx, refugees are at work in America—growing fresh produce, raising organic livestock, and building small businesses. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2012
Some 40,000 refugees from the brutal conflict in Syria have fled to neighboring Lebanon. More than half of them are women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2012
In June, star chef David Burke visited refugee farmers at the IRC’s New Roots garden in the Bronx where he improvised a gourmet lunch using herbs and greens gathered from the farm. more »