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YouTube Creator Fly With Haifa shows a refugee in Serbia how to use a smartphone to tell video stories
Shared humanity

The IRC and YouTube team up for refugees

The International Rescue Committee and YouTube have partnered to show that every person who has fled war or persecution is much #MoreThanARefugee.

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Stay up to date on refugee resettlement in the U.S. and humanitarian crises around the world.

Rescuing lives worldwide

The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

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people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters

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in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis

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within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives

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refugees welcomed by the United States, helping them to succeed and thrive

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  • The Americans put a lot of trust in me. It was my job to make sure they made it out alive ... When I landed in Baltimore, Maryland, I had tears in my eyes. I was finally free."
    Harris put his life on the line working for the United States in Afghanistan as an interpreter. He's now building a new life in the U.S.
  • If the war in Syria ends ... we’ll think about going back, but for now, we have settled here in Jordan. I want to enhance our lives here. I want to keep volunteering. I want to give my children a good life and an education."
    Amira volunteers with the IRC to bring lifesaving health care to fellow Syrian refugees in Jordan
  • I learned that men stand to gain from a violence-free environment...and it inspired me to believe in myself as a man who can be a part of the solution to ending violence against women in my community."
    With training from the IRC, father of two Andrew Kusimba is working to raise awareness about violence against women and girls and promote equality in his community in Kenya.

Refugees welcome

On behalf of the International Rescue Committee, I offer heartfelt thanks for your support. By standing with us, you show that you are here for humanity.

David MilibandPresident and CEO of the International Rescue Committee