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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 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 »
Posted by George Rupp on October 20, 2010
Since 1989, no president has taken the final step required for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The time has now come to end this embarrassing state of affairs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 19, 2010
Author, activist, photographer and IRC volunteer Ann Jones is interviewed about her recently published book “War Is Not Over When It’s Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War,” which is based on Jones’ work with the IRC’s gender-based violence unit. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 18, 2010
Alan Paul, the IRC’s deputy director of programs in Southern Sudan, says that the referendum is the single most important event in Africa in 2011. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
Today, Blog Action Day 2010, we're focusing on water issues. Read about how technology and a water faucet transformed the life of a 30-year-old mother of nine in Ethiopia in some incredibly positive -- and even unexpected -- ways. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
For Blog Action Day 2009, we joined thousands of bloggers around the world to help focus attention on climate change. Here's a look back at a 2009 post that describes how we are preparing local people for climate-related disasters and helping to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2010
Before the IRC restored their water system — which hadn’t functioned properly for around 10 years — residents of Kurmuk, in Ethiopa, had to travel nearly two miles to another village to bring back safe, but expensive, drinking water. more »
Posted by Sergio Trevisan on October 15, 2010
Reading news headlines from Somalia, it is easy to think that here is a country without hope. But that impression is far from the truth. The people I have met here have an amazing capacity for living and getting on with their lives, despite abject poverty, a sense of lawlessness and other harsh realities they have to face daily. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 14, 2010
IRC child protection specialist Rebecca Chandler tells her hometown newspaper what drives her to do humanitarian work. Becky is one of this year's recipients of a Sarlo Foundation Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service. more »