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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 November 30, 2011
IRC president George Rupp moderated a panel discussion on Africa on Monday that featured former IRC communications officer Emily Holland, co-author of a memoir about child soldiers in Liberia. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 30, 2011
A woman who was displaced from her village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to ongoing violence was one of thousands of beneficiaries at a Non-Food Items Fair the IRC organized this month. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2011
Uwizera Desange teaches fourth grade in an area of the Democratic Republic of Congo that is still being ravaged by violence. "If I didn't come to teach there would be an empty classroom," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2011
IRC nutrition specialist Sirat Amin speaks with about the challenges health workers face treating the youngest victims of the famine in East Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2011
Take action and make your voice heard during the 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women (November 25 - December 10). Send a Wake Up Call to your friends, family and networks and start the conversation. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28, 2011
$120 can provide a goat for a disaster-stricken family, providing milk for malnourished children as well as a chance to begin rebuilding their lives. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on November 25, 2011
As the sun sets over Dadaab, my IRC colleague Ruth Kimaathi happily takes time out after a long day to sip tea and talk with me about her job: counseling courageous women who have endured conflict and famine in Somalia. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 25, 2011
The IRC's innovative economic empowerment programs help survivors of war, persecution or natural disaster rebuild homes, restore cropland, start businesses or get job skills training. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 24, 2011
A big thank you from all of us at the IRC for everything you do to support the IRC's work. Have a wonderful holiday! more »
Posted by The IRC on November 23, 2011
A powerful MTV Act guest blog post from Torbertha Torbor, who also spoke eloquently about her journey from refugee to college student at the IRC's Humanitarian and Freedom Award dinners this year. Such a fitting Thanksgiving story. more »