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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 3rd, 2015
13-year-old Zain Younus from Karachi, Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 2nd, 2015
As the humanitarian crisis sparked by Syria’s bloody war spills over into Europe, the IRC is renewing its call for the United States government to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016. 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 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 crossed the United States border last summer, many fleeing violence and seeking reunion with a parent. Read one girl’s story. 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 Jordan Helton on April 23rd, 2015
From San Diego to Baltimore, the IRC is helping resettled refugees and their new neighbors in the United States access the fresh foods they need to live healthy lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7th, 2015
It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is safe. more »

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