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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 January 27, 2012
Video: The IRC's humanitarian affairs director, Gerald Martone, was interviewed for a recent Al Jazeera report on the challenges to delivering humanitarian aid in Somalia. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 26, 2012
How the town of Nacogdoches, Texas, embodies the IRC’s belief that refugees can translate their skills and experiences into valuable assets that contribute to their new communities. more »
Posted by Edward Macharia on January 25, 2012
I met 10-month-old Farhio Abdi Madey the day after she was admitted to the IRC’s ward for severely malnourished children in Hagadera, one of five refugee camps in the Dadaab complex. She weighed less than most newborns. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2012
In Burundi, the IRC provides life skills and job training for young people to help them succeed and become independent. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2012
We're honored that the Global Journal ranked us #5 in its Top 100 Best NGOs list, noting our "flawless reputation as one of the most reliable, fast-acting, and transparent relief agencies in the world." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 23, 2012
In times of crisis we are stronger together. That's why the IRC is proud to join Save the Children and Mercy Corps in partnering with DC Entertainment as part of the We Can be Heroes campaign. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 20, 2012
The IRC's Kurt Tjossem on the violence hindering aid efforts for tens of thousands of Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance ... plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 20, 2012
To combat the effects of a devastating drought in Somalia, the IRC has drilled wells and installed water systems benefiting almost 80,000 people. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 18, 2012
Country director Nigel Jenkins discusses challenges and plans in 2012 for the IRC's Afghanistan program. more »
Posted by Zaineb - IRC on January 17, 2012
My younger brother Ahmed was killed because he loved Iraq and wanted to work for peace. Ahmed was a top student at Baghdad University, where he majored in English and was studying to be an interpreter. more »