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Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2015
The United States has long offered refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. Resettlement of refugees of all races, religions and national origins has been one of the success stories of our country. Now is not the time to abandon this proud tradition. The IRC's work and how you can help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6th, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 3rd, 2015
13-year-old Zain Younus from Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 3rd, 2015
All of us at the IRC are appalled at the scale of the suffering as thousands of people fleeing war and chaos land on Europe's shores each day -- and at the unwillingness of wealthier countries to step up and support the refugees. Stand with us. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 2nd, 2015
As the humanitarian crisis sparked by Syria’s bloody war spills over into Europe, the IRC is renewing its call for the United States government to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 28th, 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 The IRC on August 26th, 2015
On a bright and sunny day, some two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, a bus pulls into Atlanta’s Greyhound station carrying a Louisiana family in search of safety, stability and home. An IRC case worker is waiting outside to welcome them. 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 August 24th, 2015
On Aug. 21 the Boise Police Department swore in 8-year-old Rashid as an officer for a day, fulfilling the boy's dream to join the police force. Rashid has been battling a rare form of cancer diagnosed after his family escaped violence in Iraq to start a new life in Boise. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2015
Only days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a swath of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the IRC dispatched an emergency team of relief experts to Louisiana. For the first time in its 73-year history, the organization responded to a humanitarian crisis in the United States. more »