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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 8, 2012
Many Somali girls in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp leave school, marry and become pregnant soon after puberty because bearing many children is a sign of prestige in their community. Asha, an 18-year-old mentor to younger girls in the camp, shares her own story. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 7, 2012
We are so pleased to see IRC charitable gifts popping up in Mother's Day gift guides all over the Web. Our Rescue Gifts support women and their families all over the world at the same time as they delight and inspire the mom in your life. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on May 4, 2012
The IRC has been registering tens of thousands of Pakistanis who’ve fled renewed fighting between Pakistani troops and militants near the Afghan border. In all, close to a half million people have passed through the Jalozai camp since January, registering to ensure they receive vital humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 3, 2012
As hundreds of thousands of people in Mali are still suffering from fighting and a worsening food crisis, the IRC is mobilizing its emergency team to provide water in battle-scarred cities in the north of the country and treatment for malnourished children in the drought-hit south. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 2, 2012
Charlotte Watson's striking photos showcase the lives of women in Karamoja, Uganda, and their growing involvement in peace building under the IRC’s Women Building Peace project. more »
Posted by Susan Purdin on May 2, 2012
Every year during childbirth, over 500,000 women worldwide die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth. In Africa, these risks have given rise to the saying: “A woman who is pregnant has one foot in the grave.” more »
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 »