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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 Sinziana Demian on March 6, 2012
With a motorboat purchased specifically for the purpose, the IRC is bringing much-needed medicine and other supplies to remote communities along the shores of Congo's Lake Kivu. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 5, 2012
Students eat lunch at an IRC-supported learning center for displaced Burmese refugee and migrant children in northwestern Thailand. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 2, 2012
IRC regional director Ciaran Donnelly on the slow but significant progress being made in the "extremely fragile" Democratic Republic of Congo ... plus, other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on March 2, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies has just returned from visiting Thai camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the International Rescue Committee assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 1, 2012
Sarah Costa, executive director of the IRC-affiliated Women's Refugee Commission reflects on the importance of investing in women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 29, 2012
Children are lured here from places like Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico with the promise of education. They know they’ll have to work a little bit, but they often never get to go to school and are forced into jobs with long hours and no pay. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on February 29, 2012
I recently talked to Ciaran Donnelly, the IRC’s regional director in Congo for the past three years, about the realities on the ground, the importance of recent general elections, and the IRC’s work—past, present and future. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 27, 2012
In a news blog published by AlertNet, IRC-UK Trustee Sir John Holmes warns that Kenya’s war and security crackdown against al-Shabaab could have serious repercussions for Somali refugees in the country. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 22, 2012
Actress and 'IRC Voice' Sarah Wayne Callies arrived in Bangkok yesterday to start her visit to Thai refugee camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the International Rescue Committee assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 22, 2012
Josephine Selembe inspects the huge new market her Congolese community built. When it opens, she and other women will be able to sell products locally, rather than carry merchandise on their heads for many miles to the next town. more »
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