IRC in the News
At the World Refugee Day celebration in downtown Phoenix last Saturday, Tara Napal shared his story with a full and silent room. “You have to understand that we went through so many harrowing and hindering situations,” Napal said. “People lost their families. People lost their life.”
An estimated 450,000 people have left Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan since Islamabad launched a military offensive in mid-June targeting Islamist militants. The displaced are heading into nearby areas of the country as well as neighboring Afghanistan.
Five years ago by a group of people outside Charlottesville's public school system. A part of the City Schoolyard Garden project, the Buford garden is the largest of seven living classrooms growing behind city public schools. The other gardens are at the elementary schools.
Urban farmers opened their garden gates to community members Saturday morning as part of Cultivate C’ville’s Urban Farm and Garden Tour. The coordinators at each of the tour’s five sites were eager to teach visitors about their efforts to cultivate food and community in Charlottesville neighborhoods.
Crowds gathered Friday afternoon for singing and dancing to celebrate World Refugee Day in downtown Tucson. The same day, the International Rescue Committee released a statement of concern that the federal government plans to divert $94 million from the refugee resettlement fund to relieve the thousands of migrant children held in temporary facilities after crossing the border illegally.