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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 25, 2010
We're excited that Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and their record label Cumbancha are donating 100% of the proceeds from the early release of a new song to the IRC's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The song, "Global Threat," is from the forthcoming album Rise & Shine. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 20, 2010
The ideal situation is to keep kids in a familiar surrounding with family members or with others that they know and not to remove them from a familiar setting because this just can increase their distress and make it harder for them to recover ultimately. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on January 19, 2010
Elizabeth remembers the first day she went to be tested for HIV. “It was frightening and I walked up to the door of the testing center but I didn’t go in,” she admits. On the second day, Elizabeth managed to pluck up the courage to be tested and discovered she was positive. more »
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Posted by Kate Adams on January 19, 2010
Gillian Dunn, IRC emergency response director, spoke with The Takeaway on NPR this morning from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 14, 2010
The IRC is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we've received and hope you can help us spread the word about our Emergency Response team's work in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 11, 2010
Today I’m in Bangkok, visiting an IRC office that helps refugees in Asia who can't return to their home countries make an informed decision about whether to apply for resettlement in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 8, 2010
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Posted by Peter Biro on January 4, 2010
For a long time, Saymeh* lived in terror. Every evening, her husband would come home to their thatched stilt house in a camp for Burmese refugees in western Thailand, drunk and angry. The beatings and rapes that ensued would sometimes last for hours. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 26, 2009
This week marks the 5th anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Days after the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, the IRC dispatched emergency teams to Indonesia's Aceh province. At the time, the IRC's Peter Biro wrote about a journey to Calang, a village that was virtually erased from the map. more »