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Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
In 1987, civil war drove some 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Learn the story behind the movie "The Good Lie." more »
Posted by The IRC on September 12th, 2014
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 25th, 2014
Five years ago today we lost a public servant who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people: U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy. Read the IRC's 2009 tribute to Senator Kennedy. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 28th, 2014
At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. A collection of photos by the IRC's Peter Biro provides a snapshot of how the IRC rescues lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 1st, 2014
A group of devoted, super-excited Syrian girls hit the streets recently to send a message to their neighbors in Ramtha, Jordan, where they live as refugees. But instead of carrying placards or distributing leaflets, they handed out homemade cupcakes with messages intended to help Jordanians better understand their lives as displaced Syrians. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 1st, 2014
In honor of the World Cup, the Union of European Football Associations organized a soccer tournament in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp, with each team sponsored by a humanitarian organization. The IRC's team made it to the finals. Get a recap. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are currently in Jordan, 80% of whom live in urban areas among Jordanian neighbors. Earlier this year, a group of Syrian and Jordanian teenage girls gathered to take part in a two-week social-therapy workshop. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on June 27th, 2014
With support from the IRC, Patrick Karera overcame a serious heart condition and a difficult childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25th, 2014
Anaam and her husband, Raed, live with their three young children in an empty shop in Mafraq, a town in northern Jordan near the Syrian border. They fled Homs one year ago, and now rent the store, using it as a makeshift home, for 25 Jordanian dinars ($35 US) a month. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20th, 2014
Today the IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day. Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »

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