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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 Kate Adams on October 29, 2010
Every day my IRC colleagues and I deal with numbers -- big numbers, small numbers, sobering numbers – numbers that add to the sum total of human suffering. But no matter how grim the statistics from the crisis zones where we work, there are other numbers that add up to one thing: hope. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on October 29, 2010
Cholera is a serious threat to the more than one million earthquake survivors living in crowded tent settlements around Port-au-Prince. That's why prevention activities are in full gear in the 30 camps where the IRC currently assists some 100,000 people. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 29, 2010
"I am honored to be a part of the USGLC’s leadership and its ongoing effort to increase investment in the U.S. International Affairs Budget. From my work at the IRC, I see firsthand how critical international aid and development assistance is to saving lives and fostering stable and healthy communities." more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2010
The IRC's Rebecca Chandler talks with KCBS in San Francisco about her work on family tracing and reunification in Haiti, and what being an aid worker means to her. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on October 26, 2010
It’s been nearly a week now since the first cholera cases were detected in a rural area north of Port-au-Prince, and in the days following a major public information and prevention campaign has been launched. There is a sense that the situation may be stabilizing, but some experts and officials have warned that it may be too early for optimism. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2010
They rarely make headlines, but aid workers perform lifesaving deeds every day. We recognize the most outstanding of our colleagues through the annual Sarlo Foundation Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service. Meet this year’s recipients. more »
Posted by Gerald Martone on October 22, 2010
It is a cruel irony that at a time of the most monumental technological advances in the history of human civilization, we also have the greatest number of people who do not have enough food, water, medicine, and shelter. For addressing the worrisome mega-trends that the world faces, the United Nations might simply be one of the most important institutions we have. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2010
The IRC team in Haiti is stepping up prevention efforts amid growing concerns that a fatal outbreak of cholera could reach the congested settlements of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2010
Bob Kitchen, the IRC's country director in Afghanistan, spoke with CNN about the increasing challenges and dangers of providing humanitarian aid there. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2010
Patrick Poulin, executive director of the IRC's Salt Lake City US Programs office, comments on the construction of affordable housing for refugees, the homeless and low-income Utahans in Salt Lake City. more »