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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 January 20, 2012
To combat the effects of a devastating drought in Somalia, the IRC has drilled wells and installed water systems benefiting almost 80,000 people. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 18, 2012
Country director Nigel Jenkins discusses challenges and plans in 2012 for the IRC's Afghanistan program. more »
Posted by Zaineb - IRC on January 17, 2012
My younger brother Ahmed was killed because he loved Iraq and wanted to work for peace. Ahmed was a top student at Baghdad University, where he majored in English and was studying to be an interpreter. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 16, 2012
Children practice for a student performance at Karakuwa elementary school in the tsunami-wrecked town of Kesennuma, Japan. The IRC and our partner Peace Winds Japan have helped to furnish the school. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 13, 2012
How women face the threat of physical and sexual assault in the crowded and often poorly lit settlements where homeless earthquake survivors live in Haiti ... plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2012
A round-up of recent news and stories about the International Rescue Committee's work. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2012
In Haiti, where violence against women has increased dramatically since the January 2010 earthquake, the IRC gives teenage girls safe places to go to talk with their peers and explore their feelings with trained counselors. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 12, 2012
The IRC is at work in southern Afghanistan bringing essential aid to those displaced by human conflict and natural disaster. The IRC's Ned Colt meets with eight men who have differing backgrounds, but face similar challenges. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2012
The IRC hosted a panel discussion today in Miami to mark the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people and devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 11, 2012
Two years after a devastating earthquake, more than 500,000 Haitians remain in crowded camps and settlements as their country slowly rebuilds. Their living conditions are deteriorating as funding for vital services dwindles. more »