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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 Melissa Winkler on October 3, 2011
The IRC's Melissa Winkler is in Sierra Leone, on location with the film crew of Half the Sky, a documentary series to air in 2012 on abuses and inequities faced by women and girls around the world and inspiring women who are combating them and finding solutions. more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on September 30, 2011
We recently launched a Facebook Like Challenge aimed at doubling our Facebook fans – from 15,000 in August to 30,000 by October 31. Will you help us by "liking" the IRC if you haven’t already, and sharing our page with your Facebook friends? more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30, 2011
In the past, the women of Burundi have had limited economic opportunities and little role in the country’s development. Now, as the country recovers from conflict, the IRC is encouraging women to work together in village savings and loan associations to become economically independent. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2011
Chandra Sangrula welcomes fellow Bhutanese Nepali refugee Dhana Thapa to Tucson with an IRC "welcome basket," as part of a program that helps newly-arrived female refugees cope with the stress of resettlement. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 28, 2011
Last week at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York, IRC president George Rupp spoke with The Economist about the drought crisis in East Africa and what's being done to help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 28, 2011
In Sierra Leone, basic health care is often unavailable and many die from easily preventable and treatable diseases. The IRC collaborates with local health centers to provide life-saving health care, including medicine, supplies and training of staff. Here, community members gather for a vaccination program against polio and a public health meeting. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 27, 2011
For South Sudan, independence was a hard-earned and emotional milestone. The IRC is supporting the South Sudanese during their transition by helping them stay healthy, get back to school, find jobs and develop a safe and stable nation. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 26, 2011
For newly arrived refugee women -- like newborn Joseph Laltha Sang's mother -- the prospect of having a baby in an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming. The IRC’s pregnancy support program helps make the experience easier. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2011
The IRC was one of 20 aid organizations to sign an open letter asking the international community to put "people before politics" to ease the suffering in drought-stricken Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2011
We're pleased to report that the highly reputable charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, has again awarded the IRC its top ranking, four stars, under its new expanded ratings system. more »