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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 January 15, 2009
Walking into the small field that once housed Noigam camp for internally displaced people (IDPs), it’s hard to imagine that only a few months ago almost 4,000 people lived on this tiny patch of land. Everyone has moved on now, some to transit camps and some back into their homes. In fact, the only signs that they were ever here are the latrines and water pump installed by the IRC’s emergency response team. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on January 14, 2009
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. And in this case it’s entirely true. In the bottle on the left, is water taken straight from Lake Cariari near Bahai in eastern Chad. On the right, is water taken from the lake that’s been filtered, treated and chlorinated by the IRC’s water treatment plant in nearby Oure Cassoni camp for Darfuri refugees. Which one would you rather drink? more »