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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 February 11, 2013
Tune in tonight for the rebroadcast of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on PBS. Part 1 features the IRC's work in Sierra Leone to protect and empower survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 8, 2013
Darfur got George Clooney. Haiti got Sean Penn. Cambodia got Angelina Jolie. The Syrian Kurds got me, Sarah Wayne Callies. That is the simplest and most direct metric I know to convey how bad it is for them right now. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6, 2013
The IRC supports 13 grassroots women's groups in conflict-afflicted North Kivu that assist and empower vulnerable women -- like these members who now earn an income baking doughnut-like beignets. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on February 6, 2013
A farmer forced to flee his home supports his family and fellow Somalis by devoting himself to a humble but essential job—cleaning a camp for displaced persons. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 5, 2013
"Our city was under attack and we were afraid our children would be injured or killed, so all my family and relatives fled — 48 people. We took cars, buses and vans. It took 23 days to travel the 200 miles to Jordan’s border." more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
Do you tweet? Today we need as many people as we can to call on the U.N., the African Union, the European Union and ECOWAS to send human rights monitors to Mali to protect civilians at risk because of conflict and instability there. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
Secretary Hillary Clinton's support for gender equality at the U.S. State Department lives on with a White House directive to strengthen that work, say presidential advisors Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Power. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4, 2013
70% of Syrian refugees who have fled their country's civil war live outside of refugee camps. They struggle to buy food, water, fuel and clothing. Aid must be scaled up for urban refugees to help them survive. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on January 30, 2013
Since fleeing fighting in eastern Congo, barehanded, two months ago, this woman has been living in a camp and hasn't been able to change her clothes once. Today, she was ecstatic to receive new clothing and other supplies. more »