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Posted by Kate Adams on August 28th, 2015
Elhamija Kadic fled war and persecution in Bosnia in 1992 and came to the United States with the help of the IRC. Today she works for the IRC in Atlanta helping other refugees from war-torn countries. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, she helped coordinate the IRC's response. She spoke with me last week about that experience. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27th, 2015
On a bright and sunny day, some two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, a bus pulls into Atlanta’s Greyhound station carrying a Louisiana family in search of safety, stability and home. An IRC case worker is waiting outside to welcome them. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 25th, 2015
In 2005, Albert Mbanfu, a refugee from Cameroon, started a new job with the IRC helping people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina relocate to Atlanta and find work. He recalls his experience as "a displaced person helping displaced people." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 24th, 2015
On Aug. 21 the Boise Police Department swore in 8-year-old Rashid as an officer for a day, fulfilling the boy's dream to join the police force. Rashid has been battling a rare form of cancer diagnosed after his family escaped violence in Iraq to start a new life in Boise. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 20th, 2015
Only days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a swath of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the IRC dispatched an emergency team of relief experts to Louisiana. For the first time in its 73-year history, the organization responded to a humanitarian crisis in the United States. more »
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 »

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