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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 September 25, 2009
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Posted by The IRC on September 23, 2009
In her role as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, actress Angelina Jolie visited an IRC hospital in a refugee camp complex in Dadaab, Kenya, on September 12. The U.N. said she was there to call attention to the situation of its 285,000 refugees, most of whom fled war-torn Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21, 2009
Nothing quite prepared me for my first encounter with a severely malnourished child. On a recent visit to the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, an IRC doctor showed me into the Hagadera hospital, where the IRC treats malnourished children. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2009
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2009
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Posted by Joanne Offer on August 17, 2009
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation tour of Africa this month, Joanne Offer is telling the stories of Somali refugees who are facing hard times in an overcrowded camp in Kenya. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 12, 2009
Mohamed Yusuf was beaten on the back of his knee by a soldier during his journey from Kismayo in Somalia to a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya “The soldier used the back of his gun against my knee and I’ve had problems walking ever since,” says Mohamed. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 11, 2009
Mohamed is 15 and comes from Kismayo in Somalia. Dahir says: “My father died in the fighting – he wasn’t a soldier, our village was attacked. I also lost my mother during the civil war and I don’t know where she is." more »

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