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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 August 15, 2008
Last week, the IRC's team in the North Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz distributed hygiene articles, bedding, cleaning supplies and kitchen utensils at two schools sheltering 120 children, mothers and teachers who were evacuated from South Ossetia as tensions mounted between Russia and Georgia. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14, 2008
Like the Olympic swimmers breaking records in Beijing this week, swimmers in Phoenix — including two Bhutanese refugees resettled by the International Rescue Committee — broke a swimming record on Sunday. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14, 2008
In the aftermath of fighting between Russia and Georgia in Georgia’s embattled breakaway region of South Ossetia, thousands of people have fled to neighboring Russia’s North Ossetia region, where they require immediate assistance. more »
Posted by unknown on August 11, 2008
Kedija, a 30-year-old mother of nine, used to walk four hours every day---two hours each way---to collect water for her husband and children. Not only did this chore consume most of Kedija’s day, the water she brought back was often undrinkable. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 6, 2008
In Moroto District, northern Uganda, the IRC is helping working children to get out of the workplace and back in to school. Children who come from poor backgrounds often have to drop out of school to earn money to help their families. For example, Lemukol-Betty, 15, used to work in a quarry, breaking up stones for just 5,000 Shillings a month – that’s about US$3. more »

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