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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 Anne C. Richard on March 13, 2012
Thanks to the "KONY 2012" video made by the San Diego-based organization Invisible Children, millions of people are suddenly interested in humanitarian crises in Central Africa. This is great news, but the challenge now is to translate that concern into constructive activism... more »
Posted by Susan Dentzer on March 13, 2012
After listening to women talk about the abuses they had suffered at the hands of their husbands and boyfriends, Susan Dentzer and the other members of the IRC Commission on Domestic Violence brought the women's plea for change to the Liberian government. more »
Posted by Susan Dentzer on March 13, 2012
Six out of every 10 women who seek assistance from the IRC in West Africa do so because of domestic violence. Journalist and IRC Overseer Susan Dentzer is there as a member of an IRC commission that is working to raise awareness of this terrible problem and explore possible solutions. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on March 13, 2012
For Emelda Musabyimana, life changed a few months ago when the IRC asked her to play an active role in a health project rolling out in her village. “Maman Emelda" has an important duty to perform: record and transmit all births and deaths in the 15 households she is assigned to survey. more »
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Posted by Cristine Betters on March 12, 2012
The IRC has been in northern Uganda since 1998 and our team, made up mostly of Ugandans, really understands the terrain. While Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army have most likely left the country, their violent legacy lives on. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2012
Ugandan Joseph Kony leads a rebel group called the LRA (the Lord’s Resistance Army) that has terrorized villagers in four countries in central Africa for over 20 years. Learn how the IRC has been helping the LRA's victims. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2012
IRC partner AAR’s Honda Masumi walks among the ruins of what was once a school in the city of Kamaishi, Japan. The school was destroyed on March 11, 2011 by a powerful tsunami generated by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 9, 2012
Ryan Linstrom works with the IRC in San Diego, helping refugees market their small businesses. The tables were turned one day last month when Ryan found himself stranded after work and two of his refugee clients came to his aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2012
Mashable on the IRC's "rocking" International Women's Day social media campaign ... plus other recent media coverage of our work around the world. more »
Posted by Renata Rendón on March 8, 2012
The IRC is supporting women's rights awareness in Iraqi Kurdistan, training police officers on what violence against women is, how to relate to victims, and what the rights of those victims are. more »