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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 Stefanie Pfeil on September 21, 2011
When a crisis strikes, maintaining vital services, such as education, can be incredibly challenging. Nowhere is this more true than in Turkana, a region of northwest Kenya which is suffering from one of the worst droughts of our time. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21, 2011
Dadaab is a sprawling complex comprising five refugee camps in northeastern Kenya: Dagahaley, Ifo, and Hagadera (where the IRC works) -- plus two new camps, Kambioos and Ifo Extension. Recently, the IRC started providing health care in Kambioos, setting up a clinic in temporary tents. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21, 2011
In some areas of Uganda, rival clans raid each other’s livestock, a practice that inevitably leads to violence. With the assistance of the IRC, these clans now communicate with each other in ways that can help resolve their conflicts peacefully. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 20, 2011
International Rescue Committee president and Clinton Global Initiative conference speaker George Rupp blogged about community-led development from the 2010 CGI gathering in New York. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 20, 2011
"I’m very pleased about our independence. My future hopes and dreams are that I want my children to be educated. I’d like them to have a plot of land -- and one day I hope that Patricia will even become the President as well as get married!" more »
Posted by The IRC on September 20, 2011
A child counts out a math lesson on an abacus in a school in Kalemie, a town on the western shore of Congo's Lake Tanganyika. An estimated 31% of school-age children in Congo have never set foot in a classroom. more »
Posted by Milka Choge on September 19, 2011
One of the places hit hardest by the drought is the remote and arid Turkana North area of Kenya. Here I met some courageous mothers who had walked for hours to IRC clinics to find help for their malnourished children. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19, 2011
Grace Lavela, 26, and her daughter Sanneh Mulbah at home. Grace recently graduated from a course in agricultural science from a technical college she attended with the IRC's support. She then found work with a local nonprofit organization and started her own farm with money she saved. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 16, 2011
Today the IRC was pleased to announce that actress Rashida Jones has become an IRC Voice—joining other prominent young artists who use their voices to spotlight the critical needs of refugees and others uprooted by violence and natural disasters. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 15, 2011
UNICEF Television reports on the progress of 3-year-old Somali refugee Aden. Little Aden arrived at a refugee camp in Kenya severely malnourished and was rushed to the IRC's nutrition stabilization center. more »