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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 March 6, 2009
For a big chunk of January, I was in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq, talking with Iraqis who fled their homes because they were targeted for violence. Their stories are reflected in a letter to President Obama that I co-drafted and that IRC has signed, along with 43 other leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) more »
Posted by Kate Adams on March 4, 2009
With more than 2 million people driven from their homes, Darfur has been described as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Now, the government of Sudan has ordered the IRC and other aid groups to shut down their life-saving programs. more »
Posted by Amie Kandeh on March 4, 2009
Every year, around International Women's Day, I think about women and girls all over the world who, like me, have the right to live with dignity, in freedom, and without fear. more »
Posted by Misha Cohen on March 3, 2009
Greeted by their first kiss of snow, Chet Nath, his wife, Uma, and their five-year-old son, Kushal, reach refuge in New York City—17 years after Chet Nath and Uma were exiled from their homes in Bhutan. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 27, 2009
Today, President Obama made a major speech about U.S. Iraq policy that included a statement about the situation for vulnerable Iraqis — inside Iraq and in the region as refugees — and the planned U.S. response. more »