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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 unknown on August 11, 2008
Kedija, a 30-year-old mother of nine, used to walk four hours every day---two hours each way---to collect water for her husband and children. Not only did this chore consume most of Kedija’s day, the water she brought back was often undrinkable. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 6, 2008
In Moroto District, northern Uganda, the IRC is helping working children to get out of the workplace and back in to school. Children who come from poor backgrounds often have to drop out of school to earn money to help their families. For example, Lemukol-Betty, 15, used to work in a quarry, breaking up stones for just 5,000 Shillings a month – that’s about US$3. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 31, 2008
In December 1979, the Soviet Union airlifted troops into the mountainous country of Afghanistan. The Soviets and their Afghan allies took the capital, Kabul, and launched nine years of war with indigenous resistance groups. Thus began three decades of conflict and massive displacement for the Afghan people, along with the devastation of their country. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 30, 2008
Until the October 8, 2005 earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan, Shoaib lived with his wife, Roma, and their children, three girls and three boys between the ages of one and twelve, in a small two-room house. more »

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