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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 George Rupp on February 2, 2009
I am pleased to be traveling in Kenya this week to visit International Rescue Committee programs and meet some of the refugees we serve here. Our first stop was in Nairobi. In the community of Eastleigh, we met one of seven women's groups that the IRC supports as part of our work with urban refugees, primarily from Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 24, 2009
On the road through Kiwanja on a weekday in December, the only sound was a toddler sobbing. I was accompanying IRC’s North Kivu education team on a school assessment. The school was empty. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on January 15, 2009
Walking into the small field that once housed Noigam camp for internally displaced people (IDPs), it’s hard to imagine that only a few months ago almost 4,000 people lived on this tiny patch of land. Everyone has moved on now, some to transit camps and some back into their homes. In fact, the only signs that they were ever here are the latrines and water pump installed by the IRC’s emergency response team. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on January 14, 2009
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. And in this case it’s entirely true. In the bottle on the left, is water taken straight from Lake Cariari near Bahai in eastern Chad. On the right, is water taken from the lake that’s been filtered, treated and chlorinated by the IRC’s water treatment plant in nearby Oure Cassoni camp for Darfuri refugees. Which one would you rather drink? more »