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Posted by The IRC on February 8th, 2016
A bill that could have halted U.S. resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees was defeated in the Senate last week. Banning these innocent victims will not make America safer. Many thanks to everyone who asked your Senators to support refugee resettlement. 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 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 October 12th, 2015
Because so much more needs to be done to address the needs of refugees, both in Europe and in the Middle East, the IRC is asking individuals, foundations and corporations to help us expand and deepen the impact of our work. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 25th, 2015
As they set down new roots in America, refugee farmers are feeding the local economy and filling a gap in neighborhoods with few or no places to purchase fresh produce. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 11th, 2015
The IRC has expressed dismay at President Obama’s announcement this week that the U.S. government would increase by just 2,000 the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the country in 2016 — from 8,000 to 10,000. more »

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