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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 The IRC on September 23, 2009
In her role as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, actress Angelina Jolie visited an IRC hospital in a refugee camp complex in Dadaab, Kenya, on September 12. The U.N. said she was there to call attention to the situation of its 285,000 refugees, most of whom fled war-torn Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21, 2009
Nothing quite prepared me for my first encounter with a severely malnourished child. On a recent visit to the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, an IRC doctor showed me into the Hagadera hospital, where the IRC treats malnourished children. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2009
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2009
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Posted by Joanne Offer on August 17, 2009
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation tour of Africa this month, Joanne Offer is telling the stories of Somali refugees who are facing hard times in an overcrowded camp in Kenya. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 12, 2009
Mohamed Yusuf was beaten on the back of his knee by a soldier during his journey from Kismayo in Somalia to a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya “The soldier used the back of his gun against my knee and I’ve had problems walking ever since,” says Mohamed. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 11, 2009
Mohamed is 15 and comes from Kismayo in Somalia. Dahir says: “My father died in the fighting – he wasn’t a soldier, our village was attacked. I also lost my mother during the civil war and I don’t know where she is." more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on August 7, 2009
Eighteen-year-old Iftin Mohamed dropped out of school when she was just ten or eleven. (Although school is free, families say they have to provide materials like notebooks and pens.) Iftin now has a ten-month old daughter, Magal, who’s been struggling to get over an infection. more »