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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 Cristine Betters on March 12, 2012
The IRC has been in northern Uganda since 1998 and our team, made up mostly of Ugandans, really understands the terrain. While Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army have most likely left the country, their violent legacy lives on. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2012
Ugandan Joseph Kony leads a rebel group called the LRA (the Lord’s Resistance Army) that has terrorized villagers in four countries in central Africa for over 20 years. Learn how the IRC has been helping the LRA's victims. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11, 2012
IRC partner AAR’s Honda Masumi walks among the ruins of what was once a school in the city of Kamaishi, Japan. The school was destroyed on March 11, 2011 by a powerful tsunami generated by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 9, 2012
Ryan Linstrom works with the IRC in San Diego, helping refugees market their small businesses. The tables were turned one day last month when Ryan found himself stranded after work and two of his refugee clients came to his aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2012
Mashable on the IRC's "rocking" International Women's Day social media campaign ... plus other recent media coverage of our work around the world. more »
Posted by Renata Rendón on March 8, 2012
The IRC is supporting women's rights awareness in Iraqi Kurdistan, training police officers on what violence against women is, how to relate to victims, and what the rights of those victims are. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 8, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies recently visited a Thai camp where the IRC assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. She writes about a refugee and IRC staff member whose mission is to make the camp a safe place for every woman who lives there. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8, 2012
Today -- International Women’s Day -- actors Sarah Wayne Callies, Morena Baccarin, Romola Garai, Téa Leoni and Alyssa Milano are joining the IRC to launch a social action pledge drive aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by women and girls around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7, 2012
The IRC has begun construction of a women and girl’s wellness center in the Yida refugee camp where sexual assault and domestic violence survivors can receive medical treatment and counseling. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7, 2012
As civil conflict and violence engulf the entire country of Syria, thousands of families are fleeing for safety. Please make an emergency donation today that will help the IRC deliver critical aid to Syrian families. more »

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