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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 9, 2009
More than 244,000 Somali refugees have fled the ongoing violence and sought shelter in Dadaab in eastern Kenya, where the IRC launched health programs last month. I was therefore very interested in visiting the area during my trip to Kenya. more »
Posted by George Rupp on February 6, 2009
I next visited Kenya’s northwest, the Turkana region, to observe the IRC’s varying work with local communities. The contrast with urban Nairobi is striking. As we drive the one hour from Lodwar to Kalokol, the heat is intense and the terrain is almost like a moonscape – dry and barren, with large rocky outcrops. more »
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 »