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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 George Rupp on December 28, 2010
As emergency conditions continue to prevail in southernmost Sindh province, the IRC has been providing clean water, food, shelter, health care, and emergency kits for thousands of beleaguered families who still have trouble coming to grips with the scale of the devastation. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 27, 2010
I feel a very strong personal connection to what refugees are experiencing today. The remnants of an experience that you survived shape you. Make you more anxious. Make you more empathetic. Make you angrier. Make you whatever… It becomes part of your genetic makeup. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on December 24, 2010
Rumor is powerful in Haiti. There are rumors about everything: about political candidates, about who might be distributing guns in the streets, about the driving forces of election violence, about the weather. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2010
Peter Biro, the IRC’s Bangkok-based senior communications officer, writes in Slate about urban refugees in Thailand and presents a gallery of photos. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23, 2010
If there’s a common thread to these Iraqis in Phoenix, it’s their stories of survival during the war. And now, their stories are of economic survival. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22, 2010
I was working with the IRC. They brought me a young girl who was thirteen years old. She had just been taken by rebel groups. These men forced her to stay in the forest with them for three months. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on December 22, 2010
The IRC is giving out and posting flyers and pamphlets -- like the ones these little boys in the Djobel 4 camp are holding -- as part of our ongoing cholera information campaign. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 21, 2010
Today, billions of dollars in aid is delivered by soldiers and private contractors at the behest of the political and military leadership. But this so-called "militarized aid" is ineffective, wasteful, and puts lives at risk. more »
Posted by Susana Ferreira on December 20, 2010
One of the biggest hurdles in the fight against cholera in Haiti is the heavy stigma that’s developed around it. In response, the IRC has developed a poster with key messages to combat discrimination against people who are sick with cholera. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20, 2010
I became very interested in the problem of refugees around the world because of my own background and knowing how grateful we were that we were welcomed by America, that we were able to find work and homes and create a new life. more »