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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 May 29, 2012
Umaru Senessie was born into poverty in war-torn Sierra Leone, forced to work hard labor in the country’s diamond mines, but he was determined he would make a difference and help his village heal. He tells his story here. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 24, 2012
After listening to women in West Africa talk about the abuses they had suffered at the hands of their husbands and boyfriends, journalist Susan Dentzer and the other members of the IRC Commission on Domestic Violence brought the women's plea for change to government officials. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 23, 2012
This photo was taken as part of Global Crescendo, an IRC project that enables women to document their lives through digital cameras and use pictures to tell their stories in their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2012
In West Africa, 6 out of every 10 women who come to the IRC seeking assistance after experiencing violence are reporting violence at the hands of a partner or spouse. Read one 21-year-old woman's story. more »
Posted by George Rupp on May 22, 2012
Through the strong ties our staff has forged with the women we assist, the IRC has come to see that far too often the riskiest place for a woman is where you might least expect it to be—in her own home. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2012
Millions of Malians are threatened by the drought and hunger crisis in Africa's Sahel region. The IRC is providing emergency support to local health centers. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2012
As these photos taken by the IRC's Hanna Taylor show, the drought and resulting hunger crisis in Africa's Sahel region have hit southern Mali particularly hard. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2012
The IRC's Liz Pender writes in GlobalPost that rape and domestic violence are all too common for Sudanese women who fled the conflict in the Nuba mountains. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2012
Farmer and mother Alice Akoko shares the story of how she is rebuilding her life after the the long and brutal LRA conflict in northern Uganda. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 17, 2012
There are now an estimated 30,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan. About half of them are women -- but we don't often hear about them. more »