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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 Joanne Offer on August 6, 2009
Posted by Kate Adams on July 29, 2009
Said Rifai, from Baghdad, never wanted to consider himself a refugee, but the aspiring-architect-turned-reporter's work for the Los Angeles Times put him in constant danger. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 27, 2009
Some 140,000 refugees live in nine remote camps in Thailand near its border with Myanmar, also known as Burma. Refugees have been fleeing Myanmar for decades to escape civil strife, political upheaval and economic stagnation. Many of the refugees are members of the Karen or Karenni ethnic groups who speak their own languages and follow their own customs. more »
Posted by unknown on June 24, 2009
Last year we launched a very special online campaign, asking people to send personal messages to survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We wanted to show support for women and girls in Congo by sharing with them messages of solidarity and encouragement from around the world. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on June 20, 2009
The official statistics tell us that the population in Dadaab refugee camp has now exploded past 275,000. Even though I’ve seen this for myself, I find it hard to put such numbers into context, they are so unimaginably huge. The theme of this year’s World Refugee Day – real people, real needs – is therefore apt. more »

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