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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 June 28, 2011
A heartwarming piece about an Eritrean refugee, Idris Ismail, resettled by the IRC, who was determined to bring his daughter, Nura, to the United States. It took 5 years, but she arrived last Thursday evening. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on June 14, 2011
While visiting South Sudan, my colleagues Nelly and Muki from the IRC protection team brought me to Juba River Port on the banks of the White Nile. We were going to see where Sudanese, who had been living in Khartoum or elsewhere in the North of the country, were now returning to the South. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14, 2011
This Father's Day (Sunday, June 19), award winning musician and actor Jencarlos Canela is going to make a gift to the IRC and dedicate it to his father, a refugee from Cuba who arrived in Miami in 1980 as part of the Mariel Boatlift. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14, 2011
Today, watch International Rescue Committee president George Rupp in “Conversations with America" at the Department of State, live at 10:15am (EDT). more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10, 2011
Bob Kitchen served as IRC country director in Afghanistan from 2009 until the end of April. He recently spoke with Ned Colt via Skype from Kabul about the successes and challenges of working in a country where conflict and kidnappings are a constant threat. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10, 2011
IRC president George Rupp will participate in a live video program, “Conversations with America” at the Department of State on June 14. The program is one in a series of live interviews between leaders of nongovernmental organizations and the State Department that focus on pressing foreign policy issues. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on June 10, 2011
Juba — the town destined to be the capital of the new nation of South Sudan — is in the midst of sprucing itself up before the independence celebration on July 9. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2011
There has been widespread sexual violence against some ethnic groups from both political sides as well as opportunistic sexual violence related to looting, says the IRC's Monika Bakayoko-Topolska. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9, 2011
Boys in a refugee camp in Tanzania play with a homemade bicycle. Children are particularly vulnerable when forced from their homes into temporary conditions. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 7, 2011
We were thrilled to welcome John Legend to IRC HQ today to talk about his new role as an IRC Voice. He will be focusing on children's education. more »