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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 June 18, 2010
“We are not just a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of refugees”: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at an event in Washington, D.C. marking World Refugee Day. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on June 10, 2010
"Wherever you are in the world, no matter how poor or troubled you are, there is always soccer," says Ali Kareem, a refugee from Iraq who resettled in California. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 9, 2010
In the northern Thai town of Mae Sot, the IRC’s Peter Biro recently met U Mya Aye, a Burmese farmer being treated for tuberculosis at the IRC-supported Mae Tao Clinic. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on June 2, 2010
Anne Richard, the IRC's vice president of government relations, shares her impressions from a speech by Rajiv Shah, the new Administrator of USAID (the federal government agency that provides aid to developing countries). more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on May 29, 2010
"When you become a soldier, your soul changes. It is like dying today and being reincarnated into another life." - Pierre, a boy featured in a short film the IRC recently screened called, "On the Frontlines: Child Soldiers in the DRC." more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 28, 2010
Hurricane season blows into Haiti in June, following months of drenching spring rains. "We’re going to see flooding, we’re going to see landslides," says the IRC's Catherine Jones. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 27, 2010
For five Tuesdays this spring, a group of refugee teenagers in Boise, Idaho, have been getting together in the afternoon to play football -- a sport that is completely new to them. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 25, 2010
George Rupp on the IRC’s commitment to Uganda’s recovery, new legislation to protect Ugandan civilians, and how the LRA’s campaign of violence has forever altered the social fabric of northern Uganda. more »
Posted by Jamie Kelso on May 18, 2010
Before last week, I had not returned to Washington, DC since my first trip there in the 6th grade. I remember firmly declaring to my parents after a tour of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I was going to grow up to be a secret agent. I chuckled to think of my 11-year-old self as I sped down to Washington on the train, tasked with documenting delivery of the IRC’s petition to end violence against women. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 13, 2010
Highlights from today's San Francisco Chronicle story about Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, who are on the West Coast finishing up their US tour. more »