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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 January 13, 2011
One year on, the IRC and other aid groups in Haiti are -- amazingly -- still reuniting children and families who were separated in the chaos of the January 12 earthquake. more »
Posted by Jennifer Morgan on January 13, 2011
It's been nearly a year since I first arrived in Haiti to help lead the IRC's efforts to reunite children and families who were separated by the 2010 earthquake. Many thousands of children lost their parents in the disaster, and thousands more lost contact with their living relatives in the chaos that followed. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
My IRC colleague Susana Ferreira captured some of the sights and sounds of the day as the people of Port-au-Prince marked the first anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2011
30 camps ... 24,000 medical consultations ... Here are just a few of the numbers that measure the impact of our IRC colleagues working in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
Baby Jenny Alexis was two months old when she was pulled alive from the rubble of her Port-au-Prince home four days after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Thought to be orphaned, Jenny was evacuated to a Southern Florida medical center for urgent treatment. more »
Posted by Gerald Martone on January 12, 2011
IRC cholera response teams are operating in 30 camps throughout Port-au-Prince teaching people about the disease, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. I took these photos of some of the teams at work over the past week. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on January 11, 2011
Today I waited in a line for five hours. I’ve never waited in line for that long – ever! But this was different. I decided to spend the morning with a friend and IRC colleague, Pasquale Ongwen, as he joined millions of others in Sudan to vote in an historic referendum on self-determination. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 11, 2011
The IRC's Susan Purdin is featured in a segment of the PBS program “Need to Know” about Southern Sudan’s independence referendum and the efforts of Salva Dut, a one-time 'Lost Boy', to help rebuild his homeland. more »
Posted by Madeleine Rene on January 11, 2011
I’m a native of Petit Goave, Haiti. I am 30 years old. When I was 12, I witnessed the rape of my older sister, which caused her death. As I grew up I felt the need to fight against rape which was very common where I lived. When I was 18, my partner beat me but I knew nothing about my rights. I feel very motivated to work as an IRC volunteer because it is an opportunity to help other women facing situations like mine. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 10, 2011
That was me and my family just walking along with so many other people, with whatever little we could carry and trying to go somewhere not knowing if it was going to be safe. Not knowing what’s ahead and trying to get to that safety and just hoping that it’s going to be okay. more »