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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 April 29, 2010
My IRC colleague Peter Biro recently traveled through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo -- one of the most volatile areas in Africa -- where a staggering 1.8 million people are believed to be displaced. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 22, 2010
This Earth Day, we're celebrating resettled refugees from around the world who are helping to make their new communities in the United States a little bit greener. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2010
Marit Glad and her IRC colleagues are in a little village in the eastern province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, speaking with local families. They’re trying to understand why so many children here are not going to school -- and why parents are making the difficult choice to take a child out of the classroom. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 15, 2010
On a whirlwind tour to promote her initiative to end childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama had a brief respite today in a green oasis. It was the unlikeliest of oases: a 2.3-acre strip of land along a busy San Diego street, transformed with hard work--and great hopes--by 80 refugee farmers into a bountiful garden. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 14, 2010
This afternoon IRC colleagues and I crammed into our New York headquarters’ largest conference room for an impromptu performance by some of our musical heroes: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on April 14, 2010
IRC vice president Anne Richard applauds actor Ben Affleck for joining with the IRC and others who are working to prevent and respond to sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 8, 2010
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are on tour in the United States to raise awareness about the needs of refugees. The All Stars are donating $2 to the IRC for each copy of "Rise & Shine," their new album, sold through a link on our Web site. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 6, 2010
It's just extraordinary that a two month old infant with serious injuries could survive three days under the rubble, that she would be found and evacuated to the U.S. for medical care, that her parents, informed that she was dead, would keep searching and eventually locate her more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 5, 2010
The IRC's Melissa Winkler, tweets about the reunion of Baby Jenny and her parents, who arrived from Haiti today. The IRC will aid the family in Miami. more »