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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 29, 2009
As the crisis in Pakistan deepens, the IRC is racing to meet the basic lifesaving needs of thousands of families. But relief funds are scarce and time is running short, says the IRC's Mike Young, who compares the current scale of displacement in Pakistan to the wars in Rwanda and Bosnia. more »
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Posted by Anne C. Richard on May 29, 2009
IRC vice president Anne Richard writes this week in The Huffington Post that Kabul is calm, not having had a major security incident for months. “But don’t be fooled,” she says. “This is a city under siege.” more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2009
Posted by Kate Adams on May 19, 2009
The IRC is calling for a humanitarian corridor in Pakistan's combat zone so people can flee to safety and vital aid can be delivered to trapped civilians. Meanwhile, we're continuing to respond to the urgent needs of hundreds of thousands who have escaped to the relative safety of family and friends, camps and other temporary shelter. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 18, 2009
According to Shannon Meehan, the IRC’s Brussels-based director of advocacy, it’s easier to effect change than most people think. The smallest gift or effort goes a long way toward saving lives. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on May 14, 2009
As the fighting in Pakistan rages on, the situation becomes graver every day. The IRC is providing services and support to those who have found their way to the safety of refugee camps. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 13, 2009
The IRC's Mike Young told the Council on Foreign Relations today that the situation in Pakistan is deteriorating, with projections of 1.8 million displaced -- a number that could significantly rise if the fighting widens or intensifies. more »