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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 July 11, 2010
Despite the struggles of life in quake-devastated Port-au-Prince, Haitians were captivated by the FIFA World Cup tournament and took time out to watch. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on July 11, 2010
The IRC's Lucy Carrigan shared these photos from a workshop the IRC organized for the security committee in one of the makeshift camps that sprang up after the Haiti earthquake. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 7, 2010
These photos show the extent of the destruction in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, where recent ethnic violence has left thousands of people in dire need of assistance. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2, 2010
The IRC's Robin Dunn Marcos speaks with Fox News about the ten refugees from around the world who became U.S. citizens at a June 21 naturalization ceremony in Phoenix. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2010
Five-year-old Kushal, who resettled in New York with his parents, shows off his Michael Jackson dance moves, which he learned in a refugee camp in Nepal. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2010
Catherine Jones is with an IRC team responding in southern Kyrgyzstan, where many Uzbek families are returning to looted and destroyed homes after a recent outbreak of ethnic violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25, 2010
The IRC's emergency team in Kyrgyzstan visited two neighboring villages along the border with Uzbekistan to assess the needs of displaced people and returning refugees. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 23, 2010
Despite all the excitement building up to the FIFA World Cup 2010, some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest soccer fans were preoccupied with a whole other tournament. more »
Posted by Misha Cohen on June 22, 2010
Freelance photographer and IRC volunteer Misha Cohen has been telling the story of the Bhutanese Timsina family’s first months in the U.S. in pictures. Since their arrival in the U.S., the Timsina family is able to enjoy freedoms that were stripped from them in Bhutan. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 18, 2010
IRC president George Rupp speaks at a World Refugee Day event at the State Department, describing a "shared commitment" to assist refugees. more »