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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 January 11, 2012
In the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, many women and girls are living in makeshift crowded camps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As Wanja explains, women face the threat of physical and sexual assault in these teeming and often poorly lit settlements. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 10, 2012
The IRC sent our Emergency Response Team to Haiti immediately after the devastating January 2010 earthquake, recruited dozens of Haitian staff, and launched programs to meet urgent needs more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 9, 2012
An IRC doctor weighs a baby as part of a drive against child malnutrition in Sindh Province, Pakistan. The IRC provides health care to thousands of rural villagers who otherwise wouldn't receive it. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 6, 2012
The IRC's Shinko Tana on focusing attention on overlooked communities in Japan that are trying to recover from the March 2011 tsunami ... plus other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by Jane Yang on January 6, 2012
“I stepped on a land mine,” 36-year-old John Ngarben told me matter-of-factly. It was June 3, 1993, and he had been hunting in the Sudanese bush for food. Today John is working with the IRC in Kakuma camp in Kenya, helping other refugees living with disabilities. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on January 5, 2012
Six-year-old Ayan, who has cerebral palsy, is one of dozens of young refugees with disabilities who are making good progress at the IRC's pediatric occupational therapy center in Kakuma, Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 4, 2012
At first, she said, they treated her “like a queen.” But shortly after recruiting then-nine-year-old Sofia from a small village in Colombia, the guerilla fighters began beating and raping her. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 4, 2012
Thanks to thousands of IRC donors, we surpassed our matching gift goal and raised more than $1.9 million to help refugees and others uprooted from their homes by conflict and disaster. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on January 4, 2012
Dario Waodiond lost the use of both his legs to polio at age 3. Today, he gets around via a hand-powered tricycle provided by the IRC and works as a medical assistant at an IRC hospital. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2012
Children pose with the IRC DJ at the Kirehe Open Day fair in eastern Rwanda. The DJ, who played songs with community health messages, was very popular, particularly among the children. more »
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