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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 December 7, 2010
The IRC's Susan Purdin offers insight into southern Sudan in this piece, which aired on PRI's "The World.” (Southern Sudan is holding a January referendum to decide whether to become an independent country.) more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2010
“We can’t get back all that we lost. But these seeds and the crops that will grow from them will help us recover from the floods. I thank the IRC for this assistance.” - Obaid Ullah, one of 3,500 farmers the IRC is assisting in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province more »
Posted by Roxanne Paisible on December 4, 2010
This week's election's in Haiti brought nothing but frustration for the many people who, amid widely-reported confusion, found themselves unable to vote. After years of feeling powerless, they found that, once again, their voices weren’t being heard. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 3, 2010
It is early morning in Wat Maha Wong, a Buddhist temple overlooking the muddy Moei River on the Thailand side of the border with Myanmar. Hundreds of ragged and exhausted people huddle on straw mats waiting for food and medical care. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 2, 2010
Shenaz is 23 years old and has three children. Her baby was just eight days old when the floods hit. Shenaz fled with her family, holding the newborn and wading through waters that rose waist-high. Now the family has returned to their village to find even more suffering. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 1, 2010
Today is World AIDS Day. In Kenya, where the IRC assists refugees and local communities, HIV/AIDS hasn't been acknowledged as a problem in rural areas such as Turkana. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on November 24, 2010
The IRC’s Family Tracing and Reunification team has had a busy few months in Haiti, helping 139 family members separated by the January 2010 earthquake find each other. I was on hand for their 100th reunification last month in Port-au-Prince. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 24, 2010
Last year, YouTube video volunteer extraordinaire LisaNova visited an IRC garden in San Diego where refugees from eight countries are setting down new roots in the United States. Here's another look at the video Lisa made about their first harvest. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 23, 2010
An IRC team restocked this oral rehydration kiosk in Kawoussel camp in the Martissant district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with 500 sachets of oral rehydration salts, vital for the treatment of dehydration caused by diarrhea, and the first crucial response in any suspected case of cholera. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on November 22, 2010
I recently spent a day with Tanaw, one of 15 IRC-trained midwives in Tham Hin, a patchwork of bamboo huts housing nearly 8,000 Burmese refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border. more »

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