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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 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 »
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 »