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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 Peter Biro on November 8, 2011
The IRC's Peter Aturia explains the importance of education to parents in a rural area of Uganda where children are often the breadwinners of the family. The IRC enrolls kids in safe schools with well-trained teachers more »
Posted by The IRC on November 7, 2011
Bob Montgomery, IRC executive director in San Diego, is quoted in a Fronteras story about delays facing Iraqi refugees in Syria who are hoping to be reunited with family members already in the United States. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on November 4, 2011
This young boy is one of more than two dozen children living in a three-bedroom home still under construction near Tripoli, Libya. The IRC is helping families like theirs who fled violence in their hometowns in northern Libya. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 3, 2011
In this short clip, a teacher in Kenya expresses his hope that children who have been forced to leave school due to the drought will now be able to continue their studies thanks to water delivered by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 2, 2011
New photos by the IRC's Peter Biro on BBC News show the living conditions of Somalis who have been displaced by conflict and famine. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 2, 2011
Fun and games -- and plenty of hard work, too -- helped 55 newly arrived refugee children and teens in Seattle get ready for their first experience in an American classroom. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 2, 2011
Jeanne Helene Victor is one of a team of volunteers trained by the IRC to support survivors of sexual violence in their communities in Haiti. "When we intervene in cases of domestic violence, people listen to us," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 1, 2011
Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees live in Thailand and Malaysia. Many live in refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The IRC provides the camps with healthcare, water and other services. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 31, 2011
Since the outbreak civil war in Somalia in 1991, most of the country's territory has been beyond any central government control. Somalia is awash with weapons and is one of the poorest and most violent states in the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 31, 2011
The Forgotten Crisis, a new short film by IRC-UK, documents the scale of the damage caused by the drought in Turkana, Kenya. The film also shows how the IRC is helping communities in need get back on their feet. more »