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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 June 25, 2010
Catherine Jones is with an IRC team responding in southern Kyrgyzstan, where many Uzbek families are returning to looted and destroyed homes after a recent outbreak of ethnic violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2010
The IRC's emergency team in Kyrgyzstan visited two neighboring villages along the border with Uzbekistan to assess the needs of displaced people and returning refugees. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 23, 2010
Despite all the excitement building up to the FIFA World Cup 2010, some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest soccer fans were preoccupied with a whole other tournament. more »
Posted by Misha Cohen on June 22, 2010
Freelance photographer and IRC volunteer Misha Cohen has been telling the story of the Bhutanese Timsina family’s first months in the U.S. in pictures. Since their arrival in the U.S., the Timsina family is able to enjoy freedoms that were stripped from them in Bhutan. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 18, 2010
IRC president George Rupp speaks at a World Refugee Day event at the State Department, describing a "shared commitment" to assist refugees. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 18, 2010
“We are not just a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of refugees”: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at an event in Washington, D.C. marking World Refugee Day. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 10, 2010
"Wherever you are in the world, no matter how poor or troubled you are, there is always soccer," says Ali Kareem, a refugee from Iraq who resettled in California. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 9, 2010
In the northern Thai town of Mae Sot, the IRC’s Peter Biro recently met U Mya Aye, a Burmese farmer being treated for tuberculosis at the IRC-supported Mae Tao Clinic. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on June 2, 2010
Anne Richard, the IRC's vice president of government relations, shares her impressions from a speech by Rajiv Shah, the new Administrator of USAID (the federal government agency that provides aid to developing countries). more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on May 29, 2010
"When you become a soldier, your soul changes. It is like dying today and being reincarnated into another life." - Pierre, a boy featured in a short film the IRC recently screened called, "On the Frontlines: Child Soldiers in the DRC." more »