IRC in the News
For thousands of children around the world reunited, finally, with their parents after months or years kept apart by disaster, what we call Mother's Day will be a special cause for celebration.
Newly arrived refugees in the United States experience a much different welcome than that of immigrants. Rather than choosing to leave, they flee crises like famine, war and political prosecution in their own countries in search of a better life here.
Young Syrian women are agreeing to marry to ease the financial burden on their parents of caring for them, humanitarian groups say.
For people the world over, Washington's budget gridlock is a life and death situation. In the context of a $3.6 trillion federal budget, $150 million seems like little more than couch change, microscopic acreage within the sprawling empire of government spending.
The state wants fewer refugees to resettle in Georgia. Georgia has one of the highest numbers of refugee populations in the country. These are people who have fled their home country for fear of persecution.
The International Rescue Committee turns 80 this year, but they wield social media tools as deftly as organizations a tenth their age might. This is due in large part to the efforts of their online community builder, Ruth Fertig.
Of the nearly 6 million people who live in Maryland, 13.9% are foreign born, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. In other words, they’re an international presence in Maryland. This Friday, the female portion of that group is being celebrated, on International Women’s Day.