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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 Kate Adams on April 8, 2010
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are on tour in the United States to raise awareness about the needs of refugees. The All Stars are donating $2 to the IRC for each copy of "Rise & Shine," their new album, sold through a link on our Web site. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 6, 2010
It's just extraordinary that a two month old infant with serious injuries could survive three days under the rubble, that she would be found and evacuated to the U.S. for medical care, that her parents, informed that she was dead, would keep searching and eventually locate her more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 5, 2010
The IRC's Melissa Winkler, tweets about the reunion of Baby Jenny and her parents, who arrived from Haiti today. The IRC will aid the family in Miami. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 31, 2010
Today, officials from governments around the globe are meeting in New York to discuss how best to help Haiti. IRC president George Rupp and seven other aid agency leaders have set out half a dozen action points for this meeting they say could save lives and provide opportunities for millions of Haitians now and for years to come. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30, 2010
Guest blogger Brenna O’Rourke is an IRC intern in Chad, where the IRC is providing health care and other essential services to 58,000 Darfuri refugees and local communities. We also reach out to men and boys to change attitudes that foster violence against women. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 29, 2010
The IRC is working to reunite children separated from their families in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake. The IRC’s Rebecca Chandler spoke with CNN for a story about the difficult tracing process. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 28, 2010
A new report by the IRC, Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) says that tens of thousands of urban refugees in Kenya face regular harassment, discrimination and poverty. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 27, 2010
"Violence against women and girls was a serious problem in Haiti pre-disaster," says Heidi Lehmann, director of the IRC's Gender Based Violence Technical Unit. She spoke with VOA this week for a story about security enhancements prompted by an increase in sexual assaults in Haitian camps. more »