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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 5, 2011
A young girl, as young as thirteen years old, is forced to marry someone. In this case she will not have an opportunity to go to school, and in most intances she is even pulled out of school... to start her new life with someone she doesn't know usually. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 5, 2011
The IRC has worked in partnership with government agencies to rehabilitate water and sanitation systems at health clinics and youth centers and built latrines, showers, and safe water points in settlements for displaced people. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 4, 2011
Women and girls are at the center of the IRC’s relief effort in Haiti. The IRC was the first agency to deploy a specialist dedicated to reducing sexual violence and runs a full-time program to help ensure the safety of women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 4, 2011
An Iraqi refugee, resettled by the IRC in Atlanta, copes far from home. Video from CNN. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2011
I was never hopeful of returning. After what happened during the fascist regime and the communist regime, I never considered Hungary as my home. In fact when people ask me where I am from, I always say I was born an American except in the wrong place. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2010
I want to close 2010 by paying special tribute to the courageous members of the IRC field staff, including those working in our 22 U.S. resettlement offices. Many of these men and women work in dangerous and difficult circumstances to selflessly carry out our work. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2010
The people of Southern Sudan endured a brutal civil war that lasted 22 years and left behind a ruined landscape and a traumatized population. Now, the January 2011 independence referendum is presenting new threats and uncertainties. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 30, 2010
Children in one of the IRC's child friendly spaces in Haiti offer thanks to all our loyal supporters who make the IRC's work possible around the globe. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 30, 2010
Conditions in Haiti are only marginally improved today from what they were when the earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. On a recent visit to Port-au-Prince, I was stunned by the mountains of rubble still waiting to be cleared. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29, 2010
We were having a meeting and one of the participants noticed a tatoo that I have ... All were like, "Oh, we have a tatoo, too." ... They were calling me their American sister because I'm one of the few American black women that they've met ... I was excited. It was a bonding experience. So, sure, "Can I see your tatoo?" more »