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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 October 13, 2011
Refugee gardeners participating in the IRC's New Roots program at Drew Gardens in the Bronx. New Roots brings resettled refugees together to share experiences and feel a connection to their new home through community gardening. more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on October 12, 2011
In her Wake Up Call video, Abigail Disney, executive producer of the PBS special, "Women, War and Peace," shares how the story of Liberian women taking a stand against war propelled her into filmmaking. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 12, 2011
IRC rape counselors provide individual emotional support and family mediation. They also work with communities to change attitudes -- in particular -- placing blame where it is deserved, rather than on victims. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 11, 2011
Make sure to tune in to PBS tonight for the premier episode of "Women, War and Peace," the five-part series that spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 11, 2011
A teacher walks his students through a math problem at the Zelemai primary school in Lofa, Liberia's northernmost county, The IRC educates over 16,000 Liberian children and youth. more »
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 »