IRC in the News
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.
Tucson and Arizona are both welcoming to new arrivals, but even so, something as basic as using the library or going to a doctor can be tough when Maay Maay or Nepalese is your first language.
Like so many refugees, Negisti Kurban's story is one of horror and hope. The transition hasn't been easy but Kurban is determined and, she said, "so grateful" to be here.
WASHINGTON — For the first time in the two-year push to topple President Bashar Assad, the United States said Thursday that it will send food and medicine directly to armed Syrian rebels.