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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 »
Posted by The IRC on June 20th, 2014
How many refugees are there in the world? Good question. To honor the resilience and courage of refugees on World Refugee Day, the IRC asked people on the streets of New York City to answer this question. Their responses will surprise you. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2014
June 20 is World Refugee Day. 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. Here's a sampling. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 18th, 2014
In Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier shares updates and photos from our response. more »

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