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The food is local. The story is global.

Each year, the IRC helps thousands of refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States to rebuild their lives. An essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities.

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The latest: New Roots in the U.S.

April 7, 2015

It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is... READ MORE »

November 26, 2014

In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his... READ MORE »