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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 Kate Adams on February 10, 2010
Today was a day of firsts for two Burmese refugees resettled by the International Rescue Committee in New York — including their first sight of real snow. The New York Times told their story on its City Room blog more »
Posted by The IRC on February 9, 2010
Teresa Casale, an intern working with the IRC's advocacy team in Washington, DC writes about landmark legislation introduced on Capitol Hill last Thursday to protect women worldwide: the International Violence against Women Act. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on February 2, 2010
Education is a key component of the IRC’s health programs. So staff recently gave a talk in Kakuma refugee camp on the medical complications surrounding pregnancy in young girls and female circumcision. One of the audience members – Somali refugee Kaho Ahmed Gesso – found the talk very welcome. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 26, 2010
Photos from Anna Husarska with the IRC's emergency team in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Anna is telling the stories of Haitians made homeless by this month's devastating earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 26, 2010
The IRC's Peter Biro tells CNN about the people and conditions he encountered on his most recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Inside Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2010
We're excited that Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and their record label Cumbancha are donating 100% of the proceeds from the early release of a new song to the IRC's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The song, "Global Threat," is from the forthcoming album Rise & Shine. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 20, 2010
The ideal situation is to keep kids in a familiar surrounding with family members or with others that they know and not to remove them from a familiar setting because this just can increase their distress and make it harder for them to recover ultimately. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on January 19, 2010
Elizabeth remembers the first day she went to be tested for HIV. “It was frightening and I walked up to the door of the testing center but I didn’t go in,” she admits. On the second day, Elizabeth managed to pluck up the courage to be tested and discovered she was positive. more »
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Posted by Kate Adams on January 19, 2010
Gillian Dunn, IRC emergency response director, spoke with The Takeaway on NPR this morning from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. more »

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