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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 October 11, 2011
A story published in the New York Times yesterday spotlights community farms around the United States dedicated to refugee agriculture – including the IRC’s own New Roots program. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10, 2011
In a column published yesterday in the New York Times, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas D. Kristof takes readers inside a rape treatment center the IRC runs in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He tells the stories of three-year-old Jessica and other staggeringly young patients at the center. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on October 10, 2011
Not your average scarecrow... but then, this is not your average garden ... It's part of the IRC's New Roots initiative, a New Roots farm in Salt Lake City. You can read more about the IRC's farming programs in the U.S. in today's New York Times. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on October 9, 2011
The IRC's Amie Kandeh speaks with Nicholas D. Kristof about the youngest patients the IRC treats in its rape center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For the full story, read Kristof's stunning Sunday New York Times column: "In This Rape Center, the Patient Was 3." more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on October 7, 2011
I first heard the name Leymah Gbowee only a few weeks ago. About 30 of us had gathered to hear the 39-year-old Liberian executive director of the Women, Peace and Security network speak on a Friday in mid-September, all unaware that we were listening to a future Nobel Peace Prize winner. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7, 2011
Congratulations to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakul Karman. The three women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on women's rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7, 2011
These boys in Atlanta enjoy computer time -- part of an IRC program that provides refugees of all ages with computer training and other important skills to prepare them for school and work in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2011
Tom and Sandy Ehlers began supporting the IRC in 1979. “Tom and I talked about the IRC on our very first date” explains Sandy. “I told Tom that I had been in Hong Kong in the summer of 1962 and watched thousands of refugees fleeing China into the city. Tom responded by telling me about the IRC.” more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2011
In the Central African Republic, years of conflict have disrupted health services. The IRC helps women stay healthy during pregnancy and gives babies the nutrition, immunizations and other necessities to grow strong. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2011
A man looks through a fence at the presidential palace in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, which was badly damaged in the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. The IRC is helping people cut through red tape and obtain copies of important documents that were lost in the quake. more »