13-year-old Zain Younus from Karachi, Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country.
An IRC medical team visits the home of three boys from Damascus, survivors of Syria’s brutal civil war. Meet Mohamad, 17, Hussain, 13, and Hassan, 10, who suffer from a severe form of muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle disease that limits their mobility.
With Europe facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on its southern shores, the International Rescue Committee sent an emergency team to the Greek island of Lesbos where 1,000 refugees are arriving daily from countries ravaged by conflict. The IRC's emergency deputy field director, Simon Clarke talks about our response.
Since a horrific sectarian war erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) almost two years ago, thousands of people have been killed. Nearly a million people have fled their homes. The International Rescue Committee asks New Yorkers what needs to happen to end one of the most forgotten humanitarian crisis in the world.
South Sudan's civil war has left thousands of people dead, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. In this video, produced by Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee, meet nine South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda and Kenya determined to create a hopeful future.
The International Rescue Committee joins the United Nations on World Refugee Day (June 20) in raising awareness of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis, urging global leaders to act, and saluting the courage of refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives far from home.
Why is commemorating World Refugee Day important? Watch this video to see how Londoners responded. Learn more