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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 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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Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2012
In the Washington Post: Bhutanese refugees both young and old navigate the ups and downs of acclimating to an unfamiliar new land. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2012
Sophia Abdi, a 32-year-old mother of three, on expecting her fourth child at a clinic run by the IRC in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in northwestern Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2012
Two kindergartners enjoy their serving of “bouillie,” a floury porridge provided every morning at schools in Gasorwe Refugee Camp in Burundi’s eastern province of Muyinga. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 1, 2012
Happy New Year from all of us at the IRC! May 2012 be filled with peace, joy and renewal. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2011
In the weeks, months, and years that follow an outbreak of violence or natural disaster, the IRC’s 11,000 dedicated aid workers provide rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, restores dignity, and jumpstarts recovery. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31, 2011
Only hours remain to double the impact of your donation. Special friends of the IRC will match all online gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $1.9 million, through December 31. We need to raise $370,830 before midnight tonight in order to reach our goal. Your generous gift can help make the difference. more »
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