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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 »
Posted by Jordan Helton on July 2nd, 2014
After years living as a “stateless” person, with no binding tie to any country, Bhutanese refugee Tara Nepal recited the oath to become an American citizen this March – giving him a sense of belonging he says he’d been missing for almost two decades. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on June 27th, 2014
With support from the IRC, Patrick Karera overcame a serious heart condition and a difficult childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 20th, 2014
The IRC introduced Nawida Saidhosin to the League of Kitchens, a New York-based workshop provides classes for small groups of students in the homes of immigrant cooks. Nawida was one of the six chosen to share her delicious recipes of Afghan cuisine. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2014
June 20 is World Refugee Day. 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. Here's a sampling. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 9th, 2014
The IRC is pleased to partner with Human Rights Watch to present two powerful films on refugee rights at the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 12-22. more »
Posted by Danielle Silber on June 3rd, 2014
With generous support from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, the IRC launched a MicroProducer Academy in 2013 to enable refugee farmers to adapt their existing skills to the U.S. agricultural landscape and marketplace. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on May 28th, 2014
In 2008, Asyar and her husband decided it was time to leave Iraq. One of their daughters had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and their neighborhood had been taken over by militants. Traumatized, the parents felt that leaving home was the best chance to keep their family safe. They fled to Jordan. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on May 10th, 2014
When asked to describe her mother, 12-year-old Priante takes a moment to choose the right word in English: “She is brave.” Priante’s mother, Alphonsine, is strong, indeed. In 2005, she and her husband fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and lived in Malawi and Rwanda, where the family endured illness and poverty before resettling in the United States. more »

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