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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on June 7, 2011
Rabina Bhandari is wrapping up her first full year of going to school in America as a fifth grader at Walker Upper Elementary in Charlottesville. When she arrived from Nepal Rabina barely spoke English. Now she's comfortable enough with the language to reach out and help other students. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 3, 2011
Working in projects on violence against women has always appealed to me, so when I received the invitation to participate in an IRC project, I was very happy. I really needed a space to think about this problem, which is present in the site, and to find ways to help women. I’m happy and proud that we women are helping each other to get out of violent situations. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 2, 2011
Bob Montgomery, the executive director of the IRC in San Diego, recently visited the White House as a "Champion of Change." While there, he participated in a round-table meeting with government officials and other Champion of Change awardees. He also recorded a video about the importance of equal treatment for all in this country -- whether foreign-born or not. more »
Posted by Roxanne Paisible on May 27, 2011
Traveling recently to Leogane, a coastal city 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, I saw firsthand the damage a typical rainy season can cause on this part of the island. The IRC has a team working with local authorities to develop a flood mitigation plan for the forthcoming hurricane season. more »
Posted by Shinko Tana on May 24, 2011
Cut off by the tsunami, people on Oshika peninsula in Japan struggle without fresh food and basic supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 20, 2011
I have faced a lot of problems since January 12th and I think that this is true for all women. What I’m doing right now has given me a chance to act for the good of others. Living so close to the problems that women are facing has changed a lot in me. It motivates me more. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19, 2011
Ernst Leo’s wife and oldest daughter were killed when their apartment collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010. His younger daughter was trapped under the rubble for two days before she was rescued; her right arm had to be amputated. Today, the family is building a new life in Miami with the IRC’s support. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2011
Imagine giving birth in a foreign country far from home, unable to ask questions during delivery, perhaps without the benefit of your family to help you. An IRC pregnancy support group in Baltimore introduces expectant refugee mothers to birthing and baby care practices in the United States, and gives them a place to ask questions and meet others in their position. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2011
Congratulations to the IRC in San Diego on being the first refugee resettlement program to win an E Pluribus Unum Prize from the Migration Policy Institute. The award honors those who are working to strengthen relationships between native-born and foreign-born Americans and to help immigrant families succeed in the United States. more »