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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on February 3, 2012
Sir John Holmes warns in the Huffington Post that the world's newest country -- South Sudan -- faces a ‘perfect storm’ of unresolved issues with Sudan, tribal clashes, growing violence along its northern border, and a new food crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 31, 2012
An NPR report that quotes the IRC's Bob Carey focuses on a Rwandan refugee and her two young daughters to cast a wider lens on the challenges refugees are facing in this tough economy. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 30, 2012
A girl dances across a new footbridge in the rural Mutare district of eastern Zimbabwe. Before the bridge was built, local children had to wade across the river to get to school -- a dangerous trip when the water level was high. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 27, 2012
This afternoon Brooke Hauser, author of “The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens,” visited our New York headquarters for a discussion about the challenges young refugees must overcome in their new lives in America. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 27, 2012
IRC president George Rupp on We Can Be Heroes, a two-year campaign to help the people of the drought-ravaged Horn and East Africa ... plus other notable quotes touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 27, 2012
Helping boys with their homework after school in the Kenema district of southeastern Sierra Leone. The IRC and our local partners raise awareness of the dangers of child labor and the importance of education. more »

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