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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 Kate Adams on May 2, 2012
Brooke Hauser, author of “The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens,” talks about the particular challenges faced by young refugees as they start their new lives in America. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on April 27, 2012
The IRC will start providing emergency nutrition to children under five and to pregnant and new mothers in Mongo -- one of the hardest-hit areas of Chad's drought-sticken Guéra region -- in the coming days. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 26, 2012
Cultivating acceptance for the importance of early childhood education, especially for girls, has been an uphill battle in an isolated community of nomadic herders in Kenya. Learn how an IRC water tank helped fill the local school's classrooms with new students. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 26, 2012
Knowledge we take for granted - like how to work a western toilet and use an oven - is shared during the IRC's cultural orientation class for residents of Thailand's Mae La refugee camp who are about to be resettled in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 25, 2012
In an interview posted today on the Celebrity Baby Scoop blog, Sarah Wayne Callies speaks beautifully about her roles on The Walking Dead, as an IRC Voice, and as a mother. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 25, 2012
The IRC's Bob Carey was interviewed for a recent Philadelphia Inquirer column on dangers facing Iraqis who worked for U.S. forces, as they wait for Special Immigrant Visas to be processed. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on April 24, 2012
The IRC's Sophia Jones-Mwangi speaks with IRC medical staff who are at the forefront of providing crucial care throughout the drought-stricken Bahr el Gazal region of western Chad. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 24, 2012
Basketball is much more than a game in Salaam Dunk, a stirring documentary about an Iraqi women’s basketball team. For the young women on the team, it is a blissful release from the realities of a war-torn nation. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 23, 2012
In Kenya, matters of money are typically considered the man’s province. In an effort to address cultural inequities that affect economic growth, the IRC has been bringing spouses together to talk about the importance of setting goals collectively, as a family. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 21, 2012
They’re officially named “block health committees,” but to IRC grants intern Jane Yang they’re the Kakuma refugee camp clean-up brigade, teams of neighborhood volunteers on a mission to ensure safe and sanitary conditions within the camp. more »