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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 Sophia Jones on October 12, 2010
It is the rainy season in Southern Sudan. The annual floods don’t make life any easier in an area already struggling to recover from decades of civil war. But this year, the flooding was unusually severe. I recently had a chance to travel with an IRC mobile clinic team and speak with families who have been displaced by the floods. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8, 2010
When she arrived in the United States last month, Baghdad native Raeda Fatoohi became the 20,000th refugee to be welcomed by the IRC office in Atlanta. Raeda recently spoke with WABE radio for a story that also featured IRC executive director Ellen Beattie. more »
Posted by Jamie Kelso on October 7, 2010
This summer, I ran a 10k race and raised money to help families whose lives have been turned upside down by conflict or disaster. You can help too. iRescue is a new (just launched today!) do-it-yourself fundraising site where people like you can help the IRC by raising money to support our work. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 4, 2010
The IRC wrapped up our successful humanitarian mission in Georgia last week. We deployed emergency teams there in August, 2008, days after tensions between Georgia and Russia over the separatist enclave of South Ossetia escalated into a full-blown military conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 1, 2010
Wilio Jean thought he would never see his son, 4-year-old Wilji, again. They were separated after the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, but IRC case workers reunited them in August. more »
Posted by Elisabeth Roesch on September 30, 2010
Though IVAWA was not voted on by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, your voices were heard through your letters, e-mails and phone calls. By continuing to reach out to Members of Congress in the coming weeks, you can make sure that this bill gets passed during this Congress. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2010
You might remember the One in 8 Million piece which ran last summer in the New York Times about Bhutanese refugee, Tika Chapagai, and his wife Chandra. Well, the series, as a whole, won an Emmy on Monday night. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 29, 2010
Ellen Beattie, the IRC's executive director in Atlanta, spoke with WABE radio in Atlanta this morning about the courage and endurance of refugees who are struggling to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 24, 2010
“Sudan is a difficult place to raise a family, says photojournalist Christopher Scott. “But the people exhibit an intense determination and pride." See a slideshow of photos Christopher took last year when he traveled throughout Southern Sudan as a volunteer to document the IRC's work. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 24, 2010
Southern Sudan is being built up virtually from scratch and it needs the support of the rest of the world, says the IRC's Sudan country director Susan Purdin. The IRC and four other aid agencies have urged world leaders at today’s Sudan summit to take concrete action to help. more »