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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 Gerald Martone on October 22, 2010
It is a cruel irony that at a time of the most monumental technological advances in the history of human civilization, we also have the greatest number of people who do not have enough food, water, medicine, and shelter. For addressing the worrisome mega-trends that the world faces, the United Nations might simply be one of the most important institutions we have. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2010
The IRC team in Haiti is stepping up prevention efforts amid growing concerns that a fatal outbreak of cholera could reach the congested settlements of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2010
Bob Kitchen, the IRC's country director in Afghanistan, spoke with CNN about the increasing challenges and dangers of providing humanitarian aid there. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2010
Patrick Poulin, executive director of the IRC's Salt Lake City US Programs office, comments on the construction of affordable housing for refugees, the homeless and low-income Utahans in Salt Lake City. more »
Posted by George Rupp on October 20, 2010
Since 1989, no president has taken the final step required for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The time has now come to end this embarrassing state of affairs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 19, 2010
Author, activist, photographer and IRC volunteer Ann Jones is interviewed about her recently published book “War Is Not Over When It’s Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War,” which is based on Jones’ work with the IRC’s gender-based violence unit. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 18, 2010
Alan Paul, the IRC’s deputy director of programs in Southern Sudan, says that the referendum is the single most important event in Africa in 2011. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
Today, Blog Action Day 2010, we're focusing on water issues. Read about how technology and a water faucet transformed the life of a 30-year-old mother of nine in Ethiopia in some incredibly positive -- and even unexpected -- ways. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
For Blog Action Day 2009, we joined thousands of bloggers around the world to help focus attention on climate change. Here's a look back at a 2009 post that describes how we are preparing local people for climate-related disasters and helping to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
Before the IRC restored their water system — which hadn’t functioned properly for around 10 years — residents of Kurmuk, in Ethiopa, had to travel nearly two miles to another village to bring back safe, but expensive, drinking water. more »