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IRC in the News
November 15, 2011 -
In a Wednesday night league held on Roosevelt Island, the sidelines are clearly marked, but the games are very much without borders.
This is especially true for the refugee team that plays in this United Nations soccer league made up of players who work at the U.N.
The refugee team is fielded by the International Rescue Committee, a nongovernmental international relief organization that works with immigrants fleeing oppression. The refugee team has six players who have come in recent months from countries including Guinea, Mauritania and Sierra Leone.
November 8, 2011 -
SAN DIEGO In a small, bare meeting room in the city of El Cajon, a dozen newly arrived refugees are learning how to job network. The well-dressed group of men and women included several engineers, a nurse, an anesthesiologist and a dentist.
November 1, 2011 -
The number of Somali famine refugees flowing into Kenya has slowed to a trickle since Kenyan troops moved into Somalia in pursuit of Islamist al-Shabab militants.