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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 Susan Purdin on July 13, 2012
This Tuesday was the first birthday of Aluel Auger, who was born in an IRC-supported clinic one day after her country -- South Sudan -- gained independence. What does her future hold? more »
Posted by The IRC on July 13, 2012
Shout out to multi-platinum rock band Daughtry for joining We Can Be Heroes and recording a new version of "Rescue Me" to benefit the campaign. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 13, 2012
The IRC's Sanj Srikanthan has written a compelling blog post for the Huffington Post that details the ongoing drought in the Sahel and the far-reaching and long-term consequences that this crisis has on children. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on July 12, 2012
Ahdad, 13 days old, is the tiniest patient receiving treatment at the IRC's medical clinics serving Syrian refugees. The two clinics opened in northern Jordan in mid-June. more »
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 »