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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 Susana Ferreira on December 22, 2010
The IRC is giving out and posting flyers and pamphlets -- like the ones these little boys in the Djobel 4 camp are holding -- as part of our ongoing cholera information campaign. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2010
Today, billions of dollars in aid is delivered by soldiers and private contractors at the behest of the political and military leadership. But this so-called "militarized aid" is ineffective, wasteful, and puts lives at risk. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on December 20, 2010
One of the biggest hurdles in the fight against cholera in Haiti is the heavy stigma that’s developed around it. In response, the IRC has developed a poster with key messages to combat discrimination against people who are sick with cholera. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2010
I became very interested in the problem of refugees around the world because of my own background and knowing how grateful we were that we were welcomed by America, that we were able to find work and homes and create a new life. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on December 17, 2010
In mid-November, I visited the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. I went to meet refugees from Somalia who are being helped by the IRC. The refugees had fled a chaotic situation in their homeland. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2010
Getting young refugees enrolled in school and involved in their new communities is a top priority for the IRC. In part ll of WVIR-TV's series, you'll meet three children as they tackle the English language in Charlottesville, Virginia classrooms. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15, 2010
We work with a lot of women who are just going about their business ... they're in their fields, they're in their homes, taking care of their children — and armed groups come through and target these women for rape... more »
Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2010
A TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia has launched a decade-long project looking at the evolution of three refugee families as they build their American life. The families -- from Tanzania, Iraq and Nepal -- were all resettled by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2010
My entry to the U.S. was in the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, and distant cousins who had exerted valiant efforts to help us get out, picked us up at the boat and drove us through the Holland Tunnel. I’ll never forget it... more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2010
I stepped off of a teeming street into Aamina’s apartment, where the floury, slightly sour scent of injera lingered in the air. A round stove, a small TV, and a set of bunk beds lined the teal-gray walls of the one-room flat that Aamina shares with her two children and two employees. more »