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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 December 10, 2010
The IRC and our partner Kituo Cha Sheria are concerned that Kenyan police are indiscriminately raiding the homes of refugees and making random arrests of individuals suspected of being in Kenya illegally. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2010
The Women’s Refugee Commission traveled to Kenya’s Kakuma and Dadaab camps this summer. There they spoke with refugee women who risk being attacked when they leave the camps to collect firewood to cook food rations for their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8, 2010
An IRC medical team is delivering health care services to thousands in southern Sudan who fled Sudanese army bombings on the north-south border last month. The displaced are mostly women and children. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 8, 2010
Violent protests and demonstrations in Haiti in response to last night's election results are overshadowing ongoing urgent cholera response needs. Follow the IRC on Twitter to get the latest on how we are working to curb the spread of a devastating epidemic. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2010
The IRC's Susan Purdin offers insight into southern Sudan in this piece, which aired on PRI's "The World.” (Southern Sudan is holding a January referendum to decide whether to become an independent country.) more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2010
“We can’t get back all that we lost. But these seeds and the crops that will grow from them will help us recover from the floods. I thank the IRC for this assistance.” - Obaid Ullah, one of 3,500 farmers the IRC is assisting in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province more »
Posted by Roxanne Paisible on December 4, 2010
This week's election's in Haiti brought nothing but frustration for the many people who, amid widely-reported confusion, found themselves unable to vote. After years of feeling powerless, they found that, once again, their voices weren’t being heard. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 3, 2010
It is early morning in Wat Maha Wong, a Buddhist temple overlooking the muddy Moei River on the Thailand side of the border with Myanmar. Hundreds of ragged and exhausted people huddle on straw mats waiting for food and medical care. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 2, 2010
Shenaz is 23 years old and has three children. Her baby was just eight days old when the floods hit. Shenaz fled with her family, holding the newborn and wading through waters that rose waist-high. Now the family has returned to their village to find even more suffering. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 1, 2010
Today is World AIDS Day. In Kenya, where the IRC assists refugees and local communities, HIV/AIDS hasn't been acknowledged as a problem in rural areas such as Turkana. more »