Tom Schick, IRC board member and executive vice president for Corporate Affairs and Communications for the American Express Company, recalls an unexpected encounter with a taxi driver that made a profound impression on him. Find out how the gratitude of a recently resettled refugee provided Tom with his most memorable IRC experience.
An estimated 140,000 Burmese refugees live in camps in Thailand near its border with Myanmar, or Burma. The IRC, at work in Thailand since 1976, is aiding nearly 70,000 of them. In this segment of IRC Voices, Helen Samuels, a young Burmese refugee, shares with us pieces of her journey from harm to home. Helen says that the IRC has given her the opportunity of a new and better life.