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Posted by The IRC on May 6th, 2016
Get the latest from IRC aid workers, our partners and others who are responding to and reporting on the mass upheaval of humanity sparked by the conflict in Syria. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8th, 2015
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2015, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities in the world. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis worldwide. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 29th, 2015
Elhamija Kadic fled war and persecution in Bosnia in 1992 and came to the United States with the help of the IRC. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, she helped coordinate the IRC's response. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 25th, 2015
In 2005, Albert Mbanfu, a refugee from Cameroon, started a new job with the IRC helping people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina relocate to Atlanta and find work. He recalls his experience as "a displaced person helping displaced people." more »
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 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 »