Ismail Arafat and Safirah Omar's refugee journey began in 2003 when they left their conflict-ridden native country of Myanmar for neighboring Thailand. From there smugglers transported them south to Malaysia. The IRC helped the young couple resettle in the United States with their baby daughter. "Life is good here," Ismail says.
The International Rescue Committee has been helping refugees rebuild their lives since 1933.
It is one of the not-for-profit agencies that works with the UN to help refugees around the world with everything from resettlement to housing to job placement.