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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 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 »
Posted by Sophia Jones on April 17, 2012
The IRC's Sophia Jones-Mwangi writes from western Chad about IRC nutrition and health programs that are helping people who are coping with drought there. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2012
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Africans risk their lives trying to get into Europe. Another Life (Java Films, 2011) follows a convoy of young migrants through the Sahara desert. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2012
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 15-21. What better time to consider volunteering for the IRC at one of our 22 offices around the United States? more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on April 16, 2012
The IRC is scaling up nutrition programs and medical assistance in response to the worsening drought and food crisis in Africa's arid Sahel region. The IRC's Sophia Jones-Mwangi is posting updates from western Chad. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2012
Actress Rashida Jones stopped by NBC's "Today Show" this morning to talk about the fourth season of her NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” her upcoming film, and her work as an IRC Voice. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on April 13, 2012
The IRC Emergency Response Team is in Mali, assessing humanitarian needs in both rebel-controlled areas in the north, and in areas afflicted by severe drought in the government-controlled south. more »