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Motivated mother finds success through IRC career development program
After fleeing violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nyota, her husband and their four young children found themselves living in uncertain circumstances as refugees in Uganda. In March 2015, after years of waiting, the IRC in Atlanta finally brought Nyota and her family to safety, stability and a new beginning here in Georgia.
A family reunited in Atlanta
Reda, a 10-year-old Eritrean refugee, is braver than most girls her age. Tragically separated from her family on their journey to safety, Reda was forced to make the arduous resettlement journey alone, without her parents.
IRC Flight Portfolio on display at Oglethorpe
The IRC in Atlanta is pleased to announce an exhibit of our Flight Portfolio, a collection of pieces by twentieth century artists including Marc Chagall and Joan Miró, on display at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, from September 23, 2016 through December 11, 2016.
A family’s visit to the hospital ends in a smile
It is estimated that over 5.1 million displaced persons are living in refugee camps across the globe, often with limited access to healthcare. Mohammed and his family spent over 10 years living in the Kakuma refugee camp before finally being resettled in Atlanta.
From the Congo to Atlanta: a family reunited
For refugees, the process of resettlement is often long and complicated and many families end up separated on their journey to safety.
Burmese pastor supports refugee community through his new church
As a pastor, husband, and father of four, Kho had dedicated his life to helping and supporting others through the conflict in his native Burma. When his family was finally brought to safety by the IRC in April of this year, Kho was eager to continue his life’s mission in his new community.
Join our team!
The IRC in Atlanta is seeking a part-time English Literacy/Civics Instructor to join our Education and Learning team.
IRC in Atlanta launches innovative program for youth and young adults
This fall, the IRC in Atlanta is launching Connect to Success, an innovative new program to work with refugee youth and young adults who aren’t enrolled in school. The program will connect young people with opportunities and services to help them reach their educational, career and personal goals.
Join our team!
The IRC in Atlanta is seeking a Casework Supervisor to join our Resettlement team.
Thank you to our Atlanta volunteers
As a busy summer comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our many supporters who donate their time and energy to assist our refugee families.