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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 13th, 2015
Struggling with the legacy of life as a refugee from war, 24-year-old Sudanese David "Deng" Duot, found solace in fashion. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 8th, 2015
"Leaving your homeland and stepping into the unknown is truly terrifying and requires courage just to take the first step," says the IRC's Sawsan Al-Sayyab. She writes about her work in Baltimore providing a "bridge to safety" for refugee women who have experienced violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7th, 2015
With the support of the IRC, 27-year-old Sandra Rodriguez, who fled violence in Colombia, purchased her first pair of hearing aids. Sandra’s family could not believe her good fortune: “Can you really hear us?!” they asked, over and over. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29th, 2014
High school senior Sonam Lama is one of three refugees representing the IRC at the famous New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square. Here’s her inspiring story. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 19th, 2014
In an online feature produced by the Financial Times, refugee families living in Maryland share their journeys, struggles and dreams as they make a new home in America. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 17th, 2014
Between 1960 and 1965, a flood of refugees fled Cuba following the revolution led by Fidel Castro. The IRC helped resettle more than 62,000, focusing on finding them clothes, homes and jobs. 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 23rd, 2014
A new report shares what the IRC has learned about why children are fleeing Central America, what problems and needs they have upon arrival in the U.S., and what steps the U.S. government should take. 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 18th, 2014
Three new grants from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will allow the IRC to help 2,700 refugees, immigrants and other qualified individuals reach their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. more »

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