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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 Jane Yang on April 23, 2012
In Kenya, matters of money are typically considered the man’s province. In an effort to address cultural inequities that affect economic growth, the IRC has been bringing spouses together to talk about the importance of setting goals collectively, as a family. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 21, 2012
They’re officially named “block health committees,” but to IRC grants intern Jane Yang they’re the Kakuma refugee camp clean-up brigade, teams of neighborhood volunteers on a mission to ensure safe and sanitary conditions within the camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 20, 2012
The IRC's Marion Dols on how the IRC is providing care for women in the overwhelmed Yida refugee camp, where hundreds of desperate Sudanese fleeing fighting and a severe food shortage are arriving each day. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 20, 2012
As Earth Day approaches, a look at how the IRC is working with a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering refugees and improving the quality of their lives and their environment. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 20, 2012
A new wave of refugees fleeing Sudan's South Kordofan conflict... plus other recent media coverage touching on the International Rescue Committee's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 20, 2012
Christine Akello, a farmer and mother of six children, shares the story of how she is rebuilding her life after the the long and brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict in northern Uganda. more »
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Posted by Jane Yang on April 19, 2012
As Earth Day approaches we’re taking a look at some of the environmental concerns that arise in humanitarian crises; among them, how to address a growing litter problem in a massive refugee camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 18, 2012
The IRC's Elizabeth Pender shares an update from the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, temporary home to more than 20,000 Sudanese who have fled ongoing fighting and severe food shortages in South Kordofan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 18, 2012
The IRC's Elizabeth Pender tells CNN how the IRC is helping women and girls who have fled brutal fighting in Sudan's Nuba Mountains only to experience sexual violence in an overflowing refugee camp in South Sudan. Watch video. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 17, 2012
Adolescent girls in Hagadera face problems ranging from female genital mutilation to forced marriage and sexual violence. IRC-trained mentors are helping them develop confidence, social skills and economic acumen. more »

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