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Posted by The IRC on November 27th, 2014
"If you ever need to re-affirm your faith in humanity, stop by a Thanksgiving meal for refugees." The IRC's Emily Sernaker reflects on sharing Thanksgiving with families who are building new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 25th, 2014
In honor of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which begins Nov. 25, we share 16 ways the IRC works to empower women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2014
The IRC, which helps resettle thousands of refugees in the United States each year, applauds President Barack Obama’s decision and welcomes the administration’s plans to encourage naturalization for those immigrants who qualify to apply for citizenship. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 17th, 2014
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has awarded the IRC New Roots Program with a $500,000 grant to support resettled refugees with community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 23rd, 2014
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt. Even as a new case is confirmed in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ebola in New York is not the same as Ebola in West Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23rd, 2014
A new report shares what the IRC has learned about why children are fleeing Central America, what problems and needs they have upon arrival in the U.S., and what steps the U.S. government should take. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
In 1987, civil war drove some 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Learn the story behind the movie "The Good Lie." more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
Three new grants from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will allow the IRC to help 2,700 refugees, immigrants and other qualified individuals reach their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. more »
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 »

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