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IRC in the News: Refugees find hope in soccer
April 5, 2012 by The IRC
Playing soccer as a way to adjust to a new life in the United States ... plus other recent media coverage touching on the International Rescue Committee's work in the U.S. and around the world:
Refugees find hope, happiness playing soccer together for Abilene Cooper team, Abilene Reporter-News, April 1
Yet now, looking back on it, Ghimrey said it was a much easier transition for him than his parents. He said once he adjusted to the new life, he found youngsters his age to be just like those he knew in Nepal. But it's a much better life here for a boy who wants to someday be a computer technician and play soccer all his life.
Hip-hop, SMS and Facebook: The New Way of Tackling Violence Against Women in Côte d'Ivoire, Huffington Post-UK, March 27
Stefano Gelmini, IRC-UK: Run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the initiative aims to tackle violence against women and girls by working to change widespread attitudes and social norms that allow violence to happen and make it more difficult for 'survivors' to come forward.
Silver Spring group celebrates five years helping refugees, The Gazette (Gaithersburg, Maryland), March 26
[The] organization held [an] open house to commemorate its work over the years. “This was the first time we’ve done anything like this,” said Erica Marcus, communications and advocacy director for the nonprofit International Rescue Committee. “The community that we work with really came out.”
Christie's New York to offer the most important collection of Abstract Expressionism, Artdaily.org, March 26
This astonishing collection is the result of a passion for the art shared by David and Gerry Pincus throughout their over 50-year marriage. ... The Pincus family has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations and projects throughout the years, including International Rescue Committee, Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fairmount Park Art Association, American Jewish World Service, CARE and Penn State University.
Saving Mothers' Lives One Midwife at a Time in South Sudan, Inter Press Service,
There are always going to be unexpected complications among delivering mothers, though, said Susan Purdin, the country director for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). And they cannot always be anticipated by observing risk factors. South Sudan’s best option is to ensure all pregnant women have access to qualified health workers
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