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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on May 16, 2012
Olivia Laryea always loved to cook. Now with the IRC’s help, she’s turned her passion into a profession. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 15, 2012
Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate an already dire humanitarian crisis, the IRC and other leading humanitarian agencies warn. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 12, 2012
Still shopping for mom? The perfect Mother's Day gift can rescue lives. Minutes after you choose your gift, she will receive a personalized eCard. more »