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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 May 7, 2010
Peter Biro shares the story of a young mother in Central African Republic, where a long-running civil war decimated the country’s health care system. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 7, 2010
Earlier this week, I had a chance to speak by phone with International Rescue Committee emergency protection coordinator Catherine Jones in Port-au-Prince. Cat described what the IRC is doing to protect Haitian quake survivors as hurricane season approaches. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2010
Posted by Kate Adams on April 30, 2010
IRC caseworker Barbara Morreau speaks about reuniting 2-year-old Geralda with her aunt Carole, who thought the little girl had died in January's devastating earthquake in Haiti. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 29, 2010
My IRC colleague Peter Biro recently traveled through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo -- one of the most volatile areas in Africa -- where a staggering 1.8 million people are believed to be displaced. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 22, 2010
This Earth Day, we're celebrating resettled refugees from around the world who are helping to make their new communities in the United States a little bit greener. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21, 2010
Marit Glad and her IRC colleagues are in a little village in the eastern province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, speaking with local families. They’re trying to understand why so many children here are not going to school -- and why parents are making the difficult choice to take a child out of the classroom. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 15, 2010
On a whirlwind tour to promote her initiative to end childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama had a brief respite today in a green oasis. It was the unlikeliest of oases: a 2.3-acre strip of land along a busy San Diego street, transformed with hard work--and great hopes--by 80 refugee farmers into a bountiful garden. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on April 14, 2010
This afternoon IRC colleagues and I crammed into our New York headquarters’ largest conference room for an impromptu performance by some of our musical heroes: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. more »
Posted by Anne C. Richard on April 14, 2010
IRC vice president Anne Richard applauds actor Ben Affleck for joining with the IRC and others who are working to prevent and respond to sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. more »