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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 Roxanne Paisible on May 27, 2011
Traveling recently to Leogane, a coastal city 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, I saw firsthand the damage a typical rainy season can cause on this part of the island. The IRC has a team working with local authorities to develop a flood mitigation plan for the forthcoming hurricane season. more »
Posted by Shinko Tana on May 24, 2011
Cut off by the tsunami, people on Oshika peninsula in Japan struggle without fresh food and basic supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 20, 2011
I have faced a lot of problems since January 12th and I think that this is true for all women. What I’m doing right now has given me a chance to act for the good of others. Living so close to the problems that women are facing has changed a lot in me. It motivates me more. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19, 2011
Ernst Leo’s wife and oldest daughter were killed when their apartment collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010. His younger daughter was trapped under the rubble for two days before she was rescued; her right arm had to be amputated. Today, the family is building a new life in Miami with the IRC’s support. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2011
Imagine giving birth in a foreign country far from home, unable to ask questions during delivery, perhaps without the benefit of your family to help you. An IRC pregnancy support group in Baltimore introduces expectant refugee mothers to birthing and baby care practices in the United States, and gives them a place to ask questions and meet others in their position. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2011
Congratulations to the IRC in San Diego on being the first refugee resettlement program to win an E Pluribus Unum Prize from the Migration Policy Institute. The award honors those who are working to strengthen relationships between native-born and foreign-born Americans and to help immigrant families succeed in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 17, 2011
An International Rescue Committee supporter named Michael Malz has created his own IRC ad for the YouTube Good Work Contest. It's a pretty great video - please check it out and "like" it so it can go further in the competition! more »
Posted by The IRC on May 13, 2011
Here’s a glimpse into the lives of women who serve as volunteers in Port-au-Prince, trained by the IRC to provide psychological and social support to survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 12, 2011
Award-winning musician and actor Jencarlos Canela -- star of Telemundo’s top-rated telenovela, “Más Sabe el Diablo” -- is the first of a number of young artists to be announced this year as an IRC Voice. more »
Posted by Shinko Tana on May 12, 2011
I am visiting the Asunaro Home, a low, white building perched on a small mountain above Rikuzentakata -- one of the worst-hit cities in Japan’s devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Established seven years ago, the facility offers people with autism and other mental disabilities opportunities to build vocational skills and earn an income. more »