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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 Sara Wayne Callies on February 17, 2012
IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies shares what she's learned as she prepares to visit camps on Thailand's border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the IRC assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on February 15, 2012
Over 80,000 Chadians who had been working in Libya returned home during 2011 in the wake of violence that erupted in the North African country a year ago. The IRC provided emergency medical care for migrants who arrived weak and sick after traveling more than 300 miles across the desert. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 14, 2012
As she prepares to visit camps in Thailand where Burmese refugees have been living in limbo for two decades, IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies reflects on the hopes and dreams shared by refugees and Americans alike. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13, 2012
The March issue of InStyle, which hit newsstands on Friday, features a Q&A with actress Rashida Jones in which she reflects upon her impressions and experiences of the IRC's work in West Africa, Thailand and San Diego. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13, 2012
The word ‘refugee’ brings to mind rows of white tents spread over remote and dusty plains – today has made me think differently. I am in Nairobi, home to tens of thousands of refugees trying to survive and build a new life in Kenya’s sprawling capital. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 9, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies is preparing to travel to Thailand later this month to visit camps where the IRC assists Burmese refugees who have fled political upheaval at home. She reflects on her experience last summer as a volunteer mentor for one Burmese family in Atlanta. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 8, 2012
Stories of horrific violence in Congo are all too common; however, there are even more attacks—especially on women and children—that we don’t hear about. Learn how an IRC-affiliated program is using cell phones to connect those who have experienced violence with those who can help them. more »
Posted by Heather Hansen on February 7, 2012
Iraq’s education system, once a leader in the Arab world, has suffered severely as a result of three decades of war and conflict. Now the IRC and the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, have partnered to create a training program to help teachers and students address some of the worst problems. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 3, 2012
Sir John Holmes on threats to South Sudan that may force aid agencies to switch their programs away from development and back to emergency humanitarian aid ... plus other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
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Posted by The IRC on February 3, 2012
Big congratulations to Romeo Diahn: The 22-year-old from Liberia — who fled a bloody civil war, endured life in a refugee camp, and then started over in Oregon— is now on his way to Hollywood and the next stage of the American Idol competition. more »

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