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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 May 25, 2010
George Rupp on the IRC’s commitment to Uganda’s recovery, new legislation to protect Ugandan civilians, and how the LRA’s campaign of violence has forever altered the social fabric of northern Uganda. more »
Posted by Jamie Kelso on May 18, 2010
Before last week, I had not returned to Washington, DC since my first trip there in the 6th grade. I remember firmly declaring to my parents after a tour of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I was going to grow up to be a secret agent. I chuckled to think of my 11-year-old self as I sped down to Washington on the train, tasked with documenting delivery of the IRC’s petition to end violence against women. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 13, 2010
Highlights from today's San Francisco Chronicle story about Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, who are on the West Coast finishing up their US tour. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 7, 2010
Peter Biro shares the story of a young mother in Central African Republic, where a long-running civil war decimated the country’s health care system. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 7, 2010
Earlier this week, I had a chance to speak by phone with International Rescue Committee emergency protection coordinator Catherine Jones in Port-au-Prince. Cat described what the IRC is doing to protect Haitian quake survivors as hurricane season approaches. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2010
Posted by Kate Adams on April 30, 2010
IRC caseworker Barbara Morreau speaks about reuniting 2-year-old Geralda with her aunt Carole, who thought the little girl had died in January's devastating earthquake in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 29, 2010
My IRC colleague Peter Biro recently traveled through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo -- one of the most volatile areas in Africa -- where a staggering 1.8 million people are believed to be displaced. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 22, 2010
This Earth Day, we're celebrating resettled refugees from around the world who are helping to make their new communities in the United States a little bit greener. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2010
Marit Glad and her IRC colleagues are in a little village in the eastern province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, speaking with local families. They’re trying to understand why so many children here are not going to school -- and why parents are making the difficult choice to take a child out of the classroom. more »

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