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Posted by The IRC on July 3rd, 2015
Many refugees and other immigrants across the United States celebrate their naturalization as U.S. citizens on a very special day for Americans — July 4, Independence Day. Kadijeh Nasar and Shoeab Ammar, refugees from Iraq, became citizens on July 4, 2014 in a ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, Monticello. 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 May 11th, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America, many of them fleeing violence, crossed the United States border last summer. The U.S. State Department’s Central American Minors in-country resettlement program provides a safe way for vulnerable children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunify with a parent in the U.S. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
IRC executive director in Baltimore Ruben Chandrasekar says it has been a difficult few weeks watching the city struggle to respond constructively to the death of Freddie Gray. He reflects on ways to strengthen the social and economic health of the city in solidarity with all the people of Baltimore. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21st, 2015
Noella Tchekanabo, a Congolese refugee and mother of six, was determined to make the best life for her children. With the help of the IRC, she was recently resettled in the United States to rebuild the life she once dreamed of for her family. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2015
The war in Syria has caused extreme trauma and suffering for survivors, especially children and youth. The IRC, along with other aid agencies responding to the crisis, spotlights the potential needs of the most vulnerable refugees, as the United States prepares to resettle some of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2015
IRC president David Miliband says it is well past time for the United States and other Western countries to commit to a dramatic boost in the resettlement of Syrian refugees. more »
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 »