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 February 27, 2009
Today, President Obama made a major speech about U.S. Iraq policy that included a statement about the situation for vulnerable Iraqis — inside Iraq and in the region as refugees — and the planned U.S. response. more »
Posted by George Rupp on February 9, 2009
More than 244,000 Somali refugees have fled the ongoing violence and sought shelter in Dadaab in eastern Kenya, where the IRC launched health programs last month. I was therefore very interested in visiting the area during my trip to Kenya. more »
Posted by George Rupp on February 6, 2009
I next visited Kenya’s northwest, the Turkana region, to observe the IRC’s varying work with local communities. The contrast with urban Nairobi is striking. As we drive the one hour from Lodwar to Kalokol, the heat is intense and the terrain is almost like a moonscape – dry and barren, with large rocky outcrops. more »