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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 January 17, 2011
The United States provides opportunity like no other country. The IRC is the mechanism that allows people who are homeless -— people who’ve lost their home for one reason or another -- to have a second chance at a new life. I’m very proud to be an American by choice. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2011
I think that women can play a significant role in the long-term recovery of this nation. Based on what I've seen in our own staff and in the people that we see in the camps, they are capable, they are thinking, they are sharp — and they want their lives to improve. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 13, 2011
One year on, the IRC and other aid groups in Haiti are -- amazingly -- still reuniting children and families who were separated in the chaos of the January 12 earthquake. more »
Posted by Jennifer Morgan on January 13, 2011
It's been nearly a year since I first arrived in Haiti to help lead the IRC's efforts to reunite children and families who were separated by the 2010 earthquake. Many thousands of children lost their parents in the disaster, and thousands more lost contact with their living relatives in the chaos that followed. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
My IRC colleague Susana Ferreira captured some of the sights and sounds of the day as the people of Port-au-Prince marked the first anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2011
30 camps ... 24,000 medical consultations ... Here are just a few of the numbers that measure the impact of our IRC colleagues working in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
Baby Jenny Alexis was two months old when she was pulled alive from the rubble of her Port-au-Prince home four days after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Thought to be orphaned, Jenny was evacuated to a Southern Florida medical center for urgent treatment. more »
Posted by Gerald Martone on January 12, 2011
IRC cholera response teams are operating in 30 camps throughout Port-au-Prince teaching people about the disease, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. I took these photos of some of the teams at work over the past week. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on January 11, 2011
Today I waited in a line for five hours. I’ve never waited in line for that long – ever! But this was different. I decided to spend the morning with a friend and IRC colleague, Pasquale Ongwen, as he joined millions of others in Sudan to vote in an historic referendum on self-determination. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 11, 2011
The IRC's Susan Purdin is featured in a segment of the PBS program “Need to Know” about Southern Sudan’s independence referendum and the efforts of Salva Dut, a one-time 'Lost Boy', to help rebuild his homeland. more »