International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Posted by The IRC on March 30th, 2016
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andrew Grove, innovative business executive, champion of refugees, and valued longtime member of the IRC board of directors and IRC Overseers. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 22nd, 2016
Because of your support, a congressional bill that could have halted resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States was defeated in the Senate on Jan. 20. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 15th, 2016
The IRC launches its accredited microloan program, which will help refugee entrepreneurs build credit, start small businesses and contribute the prosperity of their new communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 13th, 2016
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry visited the IRC’s refugee resettlement programs in Silver Spring where he met with refugees who have escaped from horrific violence and terror. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31st, 2015
Refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan who were resettled by the IRC in Northern California describe their plights, their dreams and the roads they’ve taken to carve out a new life in America. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 28th, 2015
Right now some 60 million people are living in limbo, having been forced to flee their homes by war, conflict and persecution. Earlier this year the IRC launched a new publication on Medium called “Uprooted” to help tell the stories of the individual human beings behind the tragic numbers in the global refugee crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23rd, 2015
The IRC supports newly arrived refugees to America by providing immediate aid, including food and shelter. Here's a closer look at the steps the United States takes to welcome some of the world’s most vulnerable people. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8th, 2015
Actor and activist Mandy Patinkin recently witnessed first-hand the refugee crisis engulfing Europe. Visiting IRC programs in Greece, he met several families who escaped from Syria and other war-torn countries in hopes of finding a better life for their children. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2015
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would restrict the resettlement of Syrians and Iraqis who are fleeing violence and terror. Our latest post on Medium examines four myths that drive such misguided efforts and threaten the safety of vulnerable refugees. more »