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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 Jamie Kelso on March 8, 2011
On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we reflect on how far women have come and how much they can still achieve. Today, we are launching the IRC's Wake Up campaign, where YOU can help empower women in war and disaster zones to become agents of change in their communities. more »
Posted by Elisabeth Roesch on March 8, 2011
Margot Wallström’s open style, hands-on attitude and good sense of humor are refreshing for one of the most powerful women in the UN. Not to mention, critically important tools for someone whose job is to confront one of the toughest and most important challenges of our time: rape in conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 4, 2011
As people continue to flee the crisis in Libya, the IRC's Alan Manski is on the ground on the Libya-Tunisia border. He sent this footage today as 10,000 people walked from the border to a transit camp. more »
Posted by Roxanne Paisible on March 2, 2011
I recently traveled to Haiti to facilitate a workshop for civil society organizations in Haiti to help them engage effectively with decision makers as the country rebuilds after the January 2010 earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 2, 2011
The IRC's Naw Khet Mar says that in the refugee camps in Thailand where she works it is crucial to enlist men into the struggle against domestic violence against women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 28, 2011
In this video, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel describes how his own refugee experience helped shape some of the most passionate dispatches he ever wrote in his long career with the New York Times. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 23, 2011
The IRC's Hillary Margolis shares a moment when a group of women in Congo who, once empowered with knowledge about human rights, advocated for local laws to be changed in order to allow women to inherit land and hold property. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 21, 2011
World-renowned supermodel Alek Wek is also an active supporter of humanitarian causes. "I know what refugees go through and I truly believe that we should be able to stand up and say something," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 16, 2011
Tamah Murfet says the IRC's village savings and loan program in Burundi is inspiring and empowering women in unexpected ways -- from giving them the courage to discuss money issues with their husbands to allowing them to earn a living for the first time in their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 15, 2011
Ma Aye Myint tries out an electronic fare card in the New York City subway. Her native village in Myanmar and the refugee camp where her family lived in Thailand lacked even basic amenities like electricity and running water. more »

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