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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 »
Posted by The IRC on September 6th, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 4th, 2015
Each day thousands of desperate people fleeing conflict and chaos are arriving on Europe's shores. Most are escaping a brutal war in Syria that has already driven 4 million refugees to neighboring countries no longer able to welcome more. Here's how you can help make all #RefugeesWelcome, right now. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 3rd, 2015
13-year-old Zain Younus from 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 26th, 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 19th, 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 »