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Posted by Jordan Helton on March 20th, 2014
Early on a Saturday night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, 14 refugee students from around the globe shared the fabled stage with acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 14th, 2014
Married couple Shamini and Sathiya, refugees from Sri Lanka, say they almost never celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not out of indifference to the holiday, but out of habit. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5th, 2013
This Election Day, for the first time, Bushra Naji will head to the polls with millions of other Americans. Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra and her family were resettled by the IRC in New York City in 2008. more »
Posted by Vanessa Pirandello on October 15th, 2013
The U.S. government shutdown is having a serious effect on refugee resettlement, delaying the arrival of people who already have been waiting a long time for the chance to come to the United States to restart their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2013
On a late afternoon in August, nine slightly nervous men and women have gathered in an IRC conference room in New York to prepare for the last leg of their long journey to U.S. citizenship: the naturalization interview and civics test. more »
Posted by Lucy Carrigan on October 4th, 2013
Picture this: In the back of a van heading into the countryside, a group of people, most of them refugees, singing, joking, smiling. They are on their way to meet a farmer to learn some of the techniques he uses to make a living in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8th, 2013
David Miliband, who joined the IRC as president and CEO on September 3, writes about his introduction to the American Dream. more »
Posted by Lucy Carrigan on August 6th, 2013
Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, during a visited with students at the IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York. Monday was her first day on the job as U.S. ambassador and for her first trip out of the office, she chose to meet with the young refugees. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on July 17th, 2013
Anita Sharma remembers well her first days at Manhattan International High School. Like other freshmen, she experienced the usual nerves and anxieties. But for Anita, newly arrived in the United States after living years in India and a Nepalese refugee camp, those adjustments were only the beginning. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 3rd, 2013
Tikaram Chapagai, 46, a Bhutanese refugee who resettled in New York in 2008 with help from the IRC, talks about his experience coming to the United States in "Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees." more »