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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 Peter Biro on November 26, 2009
Julie, a middle-aged woman in a small village in Congo’s North Kivu province, had just blown out the kerosene lamp and was lying in bed next to her husband when suddenly the stillness of the night was pierced by enraged shouts and the sound of a door being kicked open. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 25, 2009
YouTuber extraordinaire LisaNova recently visited an IRC garden in San Diego where refugees uprooted from 8 countries are working together to create something new. She shared this video she made about their first harvest. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2009
The Huffington Post’s Victoria Fine interviewed the IRC’s Eduardo Garcia Rolland to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of a Child – which is today. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 20, 2009
Today is the 20th anniversary of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Only two countries have yet to join the global community in ratifying this important agreement that protects children: Somalia -- and the United States. Join the IRC in urging President Obama and Congress to ratify the convention without delay. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2009
Posted by The IRC on November 13, 2009
Sarah Spencer, the IRC’s acting director for gender-based violence programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was this week named one of six winners of Cosmopolitan UK magazine’s Ultimate Women of the Year awards. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11, 2009
Posted by Kate Adams on November 9, 2009
When commercial lender CIT filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, American taxpayers lost $2.3 billion to a wasted bailout. That's a lot of money. To drive home the point, business writer Lawrence Delevingne asked the IRC and some other humanitarian groups how $2.3 billion could have been spent to help out in the developing world. more »
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