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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 March 29, 2012
The International Rescue Committee is deploying an emergency team to Mali to set up urgent humanitarian aid programs as drought ravages the country and flaring violence and political instability force thousands from their homes. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 29, 2012
On a recent visit to eastern Zimbabwe the IRC's Sophia Jones-Mwangi was delighted to meet the girl who was pictured on our website dancing across a new footbridge built with help from the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2012
Check out IRC-UK media officer Stefano Gelmini's latest piece on Huff Post UK about an innovative IRC program tackling violence against women in Ivory Coast through social and traditional media. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2012
Fatuma, a widow, sells salt, sugar, rice and other staples from her roadside stall in the Galkacyo district of central Somalia. Poor access to clean water in her community ended in tragedy for her daughter. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 27, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies recently visited Thai camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the IRC assists Karenni and other Burmese refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 27, 2012
After fleeing drought and famine in Somalia, Saadia and her family arrived on the outskirts of a refugee camp in Kenya last July. Life there was very difficult, and Saadia and her husband started to fight. After he beat her, she turned to the IRC, which gave her support and a new-found confidence. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2012
In response to the recent groundswell of public interest in Joseph Kony, we put out a call for questions about the situation in Uganda and other countries impacted by the LRA. Here are answers to a selection of the ones we received via social media. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 26, 2012
While many of us think of massive tent cities when we consider refugees, increasingly -- as in the case of Syrians fleeing their country -- many are moving into urban areas, which makes them more difficult to find and support. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 23, 2012
In Liberia, changing men's attitudes toward women to help end domestic violence ... plus other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 23, 2012
The idea of the record-breaking “One World” flag came from IRC Voice Jencarlos Canela, the 22-year-old Cuban American actor and singer who was named the Carnival King this year. more »