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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 »
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 »