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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 7, 2011
Congratulations to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakul Karman. The three women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on women's rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7, 2011
These boys in Atlanta enjoy computer time -- part of an IRC program that provides refugees of all ages with computer training and other important skills to prepare them for school and work in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2011
Tom and Sandy Ehlers began supporting the IRC in 1979. “Tom and I talked about the IRC on our very first date” explains Sandy. “I told Tom that I had been in Hong Kong in the summer of 1962 and watched thousands of refugees fleeing China into the city. Tom responded by telling me about the IRC.” more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6, 2011
In the Central African Republic, years of conflict have disrupted health services. The IRC helps women stay healthy during pregnancy and gives babies the nutrition, immunizations and other necessities to grow strong. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5, 2011
A man looks through a fence at the presidential palace in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, which was badly damaged in the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. The IRC is helping people cut through red tape and obtain copies of important documents that were lost in the quake. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 4, 2011
Kyi Hser, 27, a Burmese refugee, feeds calves at Threemile Canyon Farms, a large dairy near Boardman, a town on the banks of the Columbia River in northeastern Oregon. The IRC has helped dozens of refugees get a job at the dairy. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3, 2011
Children attending Rushege primary school in Tongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, play a football match against a rival school. more »
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 »