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Posted by The IRC on July 23rd, 2015
An International Rescue Committee emergency team is in Lesbos, Greece responding to the massive influx of refugees to the island. At 3pm EST today, July 23, they'll be on Reddit answering questions for our first Ask me Anything (AMA) session. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16th, 2015
June 20 is World Refugee Day 2015. IRC offices across the United States and around the world are honoring the resilience and courage of refugees with a variety of events throughout the month of June. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 15th, 2015
The IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day (June 20). Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3rd, 2014
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2014, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities that you can support. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 27th, 2014
"If you ever need to re-affirm your faith in humanity, stop by a Thanksgiving meal for refugees." The IRC's Emily Sernaker reflects on sharing Thanksgiving with families who are building new lives in the United States. more »
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 »

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