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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 23, 2012
In his debut novel, “The Book of Jonas,” former international aid worker Stephen Dau explores the human cost of war. He was in San Diego this month for an Adventures by the Book dinner event with the IRC. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 22, 2012
Villagers in southern Pakistan install a new pump the IRC supplied after the community's water sources were contaminated during 2010's record floods. more »
Posted by Susan Dentzer on March 22, 2012
Reducing domestic violence in West Africa will require changing the status of women in society, chiefly among men. One of the IRC’s partners in this process in Liberia is a faith-based organization called Servants Of All Prayer. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 22, 2012
On World Water Day, a photo share from Zimbabwe: 67-year-old widow Ellah Bhasira smiles when she talks about her new well. “Before I had this well, it was hard,” says Ellah. “I had no access to safe water." more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2012
A little greenery in honor of this first day of spring: A gardener tends to his crops at the New Roots Community Farm run by the IRC in San Diego, CA. more »
Posted by Luan Meraku on March 19, 2012
The IRC is providing emergency support for Syrian refugees in Jordan, whose numbers are increasing daily. Here, the view from IRC deputy regional director Luan Meraku. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 16, 2012
The IRC's Luan Meraku describes the atmosphere of fear that pervades the Syrian refugee community in Jordan. Learn how the IRC is assisting these "petrified" refugees as violence in Syria escalates. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 16, 2012
On a recent visit to a Thai refugee camp, IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies discovered that, for a refugee, growing your own food can be much more than just a means of accessing vital nutrition. more »
Posted by Susan Dentzer on March 16, 2012
On Tuesday, an IRC commission met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to report on what they had learned about domestic violence in her country and seek a common understanding on the need for action. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 14, 2012
The IRC's Michael Kocher, who has a long history of working in crisis zones around the world, on NPR's Talk of the Nation, talking about the delicate dance aid workers do when working in a war zone. more »