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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 Joanne Offer on June 20, 2009
The official statistics tell us that the population in Dadaab refugee camp has now exploded past 275,000. Even though I’ve seen this for myself, I find it hard to put such numbers into context, they are so unimaginably huge. The theme of this year’s World Refugee Day – real people, real needs – is therefore apt. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18, 2009
The IRC was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of which famous refugee and Nobel Laureate? Find out when you take our World Refugee Day quiz honoring refugees — their incredible accomplishments, histories, and life stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 4, 2009
With few other opportunities to earn a livelihood in this part of Uganda, local clans are highly protective of their cattle and the few sources available to water them. So, when rival herders try to use their water supply, conflict can occur. And, in an area where automatic weapons are abundant, events can quickly escalate out of control. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 3, 2009
Seated inside the communal hall in St. John’s Church in the remote Ugandan town of Iriiri, Gloria Irota is not attending a service. Rather, she’s learning how to identify symptoms of malaria in young children. Although malaria has long been treatable, it still kills tens of thousands of Ugandan children every year. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 2, 2009
IRC president George Rupp analyzes the situation in Darfur and Sudan's expulsion of humanitarian aid groups in this interview with BigThink. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 29, 2009
As the crisis in Pakistan deepens, the IRC is racing to meet the basic lifesaving needs of thousands of families. But relief funds are scarce and time is running short, says the IRC's Mike Young, who compares the current scale of displacement in Pakistan to the wars in Rwanda and Bosnia. more »
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