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Jencarlos Canela with a young Cuban refugee
Jencarlos Canela with a young Cuban refugee in Miami (Photo: The IRC)

IRC Voices Jencarlos Canela, Sarah Wayne Callies, Rashida Jones and John Legend are part of a group of prominent young artists who are using their voices to raise awareness about the humanitarian needs of refugees and others uprooted by global crises. 

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  • A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) works in more than 40 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others impacted by violent conflict and disaster.
  • During crises, IRC teams provide health care, shelter, clean water, sanitation, learning programs for children and special aid for women.
  • As emergencies subside, the IRC stays to revive livelihoods and help shattered communities recover and rebuild.
  • Every year, the IRC also helps resettle thousands of refugees given sanctuary in the United States, in 22 cities across the country. 
October 28, 2015 | Press Release
The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Freedom Award Dinner to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The event will take place at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

In the Spotlight: Jencarlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela and his father in June 2011
Jencarlos Canela and his father in June 2011

Latin singer and actor Jencarlos Canela is encouraging his fans to make a Father’s Day gift this year that can save the lives of refugees and others in dire need around the world.

Canela, whose father was a refugee from Cuba, is using Facebook and Twitter to reach out to hundreds of thousands of supporters and asking them to join him in celebrating Father’s Day by making a donation to the IRC

Canela is a longtime supporter of the IRC and has recently become an IRC Voice.

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