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  • For children ... education is everything. We must give them a good start, give them every chance to be whoever they want to be, to be what Syria needs. I thought I could help to build a generation of thinkers, of doers, that could save Syria."
    Nahala, from the besieged Syrian city of Dara'a, is one of 57,000 refugees trapped in Greece by border closings along the Balkan route.
  • 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.

As seen in The New York Times

The IRC is the gold standard of aid groups working with refugees. I’ve seen it in action in Darfur, Chad, Central African Republic, Greece, Jordan, South Sudan and other places.

Nicholas KristofNew York Times columnist