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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 March 31, 2010
Today, officials from governments around the globe are meeting in New York to discuss how best to help Haiti. IRC president George Rupp and seven other aid agency leaders have set out half a dozen action points for this meeting they say could save lives and provide opportunities for millions of Haitians now and for years to come. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30, 2010
Guest blogger Brenna O’Rourke is an IRC intern in Chad, where the IRC is providing health care and other essential services to 58,000 Darfuri refugees and local communities. We also reach out to men and boys to change attitudes that foster violence against women. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 29, 2010
The IRC is working to reunite children separated from their families in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake. The IRC’s Rebecca Chandler spoke with CNN for a story about the difficult tracing process. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 28, 2010
A new report by the IRC, Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) says that tens of thousands of urban refugees in Kenya face regular harassment, discrimination and poverty. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 27, 2010
"Violence against women and girls was a serious problem in Haiti pre-disaster," says Heidi Lehmann, director of the IRC's Gender Based Violence Technical Unit. She spoke with VOA this week for a story about security enhancements prompted by an increase in sexual assaults in Haitian camps. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 26, 2010
Ban Puta, a hamlet on the Thailand side of the border with Myanmar, is nestled on a small hill overlooking paddy fields and dense jungle foliage. Most people who live here have fled conflict and economic collapse in Myanmar for a more peaceful life in Thailand. more »
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Posted by Melissa Winkler on March 23, 2010
Minouche lost her home and husband in January's devastating earthquake in Haiti. I met her last week in Bel Air, a vast and congested shantytown of makeshift tents and shacks now home to nearly 4,000 people, including Minouche and her six children. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 23, 2010
"It’s not fun being a stranger and no money and in a foreign country where you don’t know anybody. So I found out about IRC, and I went to them, and I told them my story and they were so helpful." - Mary Page more »