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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 »
Posted by The IRC on September 12th, 2014
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 25th, 2014
Five years ago today we lost a public servant who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people: U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy. Read the IRC's 2009 tribute to Senator Kennedy. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2014
The IRC resettles the first Syrian refugees in Georgia since war broke out nearly three years ago more »
Posted by The IRC on July 4th, 2014
Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra Naji and her family were resettled by the IRC in New York City in 2008. Watch and share her story to celebrate the Fourth of July, America's Independence Day. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on July 3rd, 2014
Rachel describes her time in Sudan, as a child and as an adult, in terms of fear and foreboding. In 1994, Rachel’s immediate family was granted refugee status in the United States. more »

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