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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 Sophia Jones on October 5, 2012
A small group of Somali women traveled some 300 miles from the world’s largest refugee camp to Kenya’s bustling capital this week to take part in the Nairobi International Trade Fair. more »
Posted by Rachel Unkovic on October 3, 2012
What was a trickle only months ago is becoming a steady flow. During the first seven months of the year, close to 9,000 refugees crossed into Iraq from Syria. However, since early August, more than twice that number have arrived here. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2012
There’s nothing like homegrown vegetables from a garden—especially for newly arrived refugees tilling American soil for the first time. The IRC's New Roots program helps refugees in the United States stay connected to the agricultural traditions they’ve brought from their own countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 2, 2012
As part of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, actress Eva Mendes visited the IRC-supported Girls With a Future program in Freetown, Sierra Leone. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on October 2, 2012
IRC medical staff members have been treating cases of cholera since mid-September in Hagadera refugee camp, part of the massive Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 1, 2012
Agnes Libbi Smith lost her father during the civil war in Sierra Leone and her mother when she was 13 years old. Agnes was physically abused and raped by a teacher who promised her an education. She found help from the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 1, 2012
Have you watched all five episodes of "New Roots in the Bronx" out so far? The series follows Ah Lun, a refugee from Myanmar, and others as they put down new roots at two IRC-run community gardens and adjust to life in the U.S. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on September 28, 2012
A widow for several years, Fatuma Kitete could not keep up the monthly school fees of $2.50 per child. Now her daughters attend a free IRC accelerated learning center, where they are making up for lost time. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 28, 2012
In Aden, Yemen, IRC community health volunteers are spreading the word about basic health care services available to thousands through an IRC-managed clinic. Yemen has the second highest rate of malnutrition in the world, after Afghanistan. more »
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Posted by Melissa Winkler on September 28, 2012
In crisis zones where the IRC provides aid, millions of women and girls have witnessed extreme violence, suffered immeasurable loss, endured the chaos of displacement and experienced unimaginable abuse and brutality. more »