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Posted by The IRC on September 12th, 2014
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 30th, 2014
Rising violence has forced children as young as three years old from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to trek through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. In response to this crisis, the Obama administration has submitted an emergency funding request to Congress which would meet the most critical humanitarian and protection needs of the children. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2014
The IRC speaks up on the funding needs to respond to the surge in arrivals of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America to the U.S. border since October. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2014
The IRC is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the United States’ southwestern borders. There is no doubt that some of the unaccompanied minors now seeking refuge in the United States are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief. 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 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 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 8th, 2014
IRC employment specialist Jaclyn Vaseleck had success helping newly arrived female refugees find their first jobs in the United States, but she believed the IRC could do more for them. She had an idea. What if these women could get together on a regular basis, exchange notes, sympathize with and learn from one another? more »
Posted by The IRC on April 8th, 2014
On the occasion of National Volunteer Week (Apr. 6-12, 2014), IRC president David Miliband thanks IRC volunteers with a special video message. More than 3,500 volunteers help the IRC all over the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28th, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. more »