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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 Anne C. Richard on December 17, 2010
In mid-November, I visited the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. I went to meet refugees from Somalia who are being helped by the IRC. The refugees had fled a chaotic situation in their homeland. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16, 2010
Getting young refugees enrolled in school and involved in their new communities is a top priority for the IRC. In part ll of WVIR-TV's series, you'll meet three children as they tackle the English language in Charlottesville, Virginia classrooms. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15, 2010
We work with a lot of women who are just going about their business ... they're in their fields, they're in their homes, taking care of their children — and armed groups come through and target these women for rape... more »
Posted by The IRC on December 14, 2010
A TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia has launched a decade-long project looking at the evolution of three refugee families as they build their American life. The families -- from Tanzania, Iraq and Nepal -- were all resettled by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2010
My entry to the U.S. was in the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, and distant cousins who had exerted valiant efforts to help us get out, picked us up at the boat and drove us through the Holland Tunnel. I’ll never forget it... more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13, 2010
I stepped off of a teeming street into Aamina’s apartment, where the floury, slightly sour scent of injera lingered in the air. A round stove, a small TV, and a set of bunk beds lined the teal-gray walls of the one-room flat that Aamina shares with her two children and two employees. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2010
The IRC and our partner Kituo Cha Sheria are concerned that Kenyan police are indiscriminately raiding the homes of refugees and making random arrests of individuals suspected of being in Kenya illegally. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9, 2010
The Women’s Refugee Commission traveled to Kenya’s Kakuma and Dadaab camps this summer. There they spoke with refugee women who risk being attacked when they leave the camps to collect firewood to cook food rations for their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8, 2010
An IRC medical team is delivering health care services to thousands in southern Sudan who fled Sudanese army bombings on the north-south border last month. The displaced are mostly women and children. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 8, 2010
Violent protests and demonstrations in Haiti in response to last night's election results are overshadowing ongoing urgent cholera response needs. Follow the IRC on Twitter to get the latest on how we are working to curb the spread of a devastating epidemic. more »