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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 19, 2011
"'What is the problem? The goats and the sheep give birth without any assistance, why not my wife?'" The IRC's Monika Bakayoko-Topolska quotes a man in one village in Ivory Coast who refused his pregnant wife permission to get a pre-natal check-up. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2011
The average refugee situation lasts 17 years. When wars end and refugees go home, they often find they don't have the skills they need to get jobs, start their own businesses, and help their countries rebuild. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18, 2011
"War’s Overlooked Victims," in the The Economist, examines the dismaying prevalence of rape in war around the world and quotes the IRC's Hillary Margolis. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 17, 2011
The United States provides opportunity like no other country. The IRC is the mechanism that allows people who are homeless -— people who’ve lost their home for one reason or another -- to have a second chance at a new life. I’m very proud to be an American by choice. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 14, 2011
I think that women can play a significant role in the long-term recovery of this nation. Based on what I've seen in our own staff and in the people that we see in the camps, they are capable, they are thinking, they are sharp — and they want their lives to improve. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 13, 2011
One year on, the IRC and other aid groups in Haiti are -- amazingly -- still reuniting children and families who were separated in the chaos of the January 12 earthquake. more »
Posted by Jennifer Morgan on January 13, 2011
It's been nearly a year since I first arrived in Haiti to help lead the IRC's efforts to reunite children and families who were separated by the 2010 earthquake. Many thousands of children lost their parents in the disaster, and thousands more lost contact with their living relatives in the chaos that followed. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
My IRC colleague Susana Ferreira captured some of the sights and sounds of the day as the people of Port-au-Prince marked the first anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12, 2011
30 camps ... 24,000 medical consultations ... Here are just a few of the numbers that measure the impact of our IRC colleagues working in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on January 12, 2011
Baby Jenny Alexis was two months old when she was pulled alive from the rubble of her Port-au-Prince home four days after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Thought to be orphaned, Jenny was evacuated to a Southern Florida medical center for urgent treatment. more »