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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 December 2, 2011
More than eight months after a tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, IRC partner AAR is continuing to assist survivors with disabilities and others who have had difficulty accessing aid. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 2, 2011
When the water dries up, when the floods come, when the militants pillage, the IRC is hard at work doing what we do best -- saving lives. Right now, we have an extraordinary opportunity. Special friends of the IRC will match your online donation dollar for dollar -- up to $1.54 million -- through December 31. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 2, 2011
Hear from a teacher who is trying to keep kids learning amid crisis in eastern Congo --- plus, other notable quotes touching on the work of the IRC around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
Thirty years after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, IRC programs all over the world are marking the day with awareness-raising activities about preventing the spread of HIV and supporting people living with the disease. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
Ahead of Congo’s national elections, Ciaran Donnelly, the IRC’s Congo country director, participated in a wide-ranging debate before a live audience in Kinshasa on the question of whether the Democratic Republic of Congo is a failed state. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 1, 2011
The IRC in Atlanta has collaborated with the federal Centers for Disease Control in a study of Iraqi refugees in Georgia that identifies barriers refugees encounter in accessing the health care system. more »
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 »