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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore, MD, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Planting New Roots

Jaya Maya came to the U.S. from Bhutan five years ago with her husband, mother-in-law, and son. After 22 years living in a refugee camp in Nepal, Jaya Maya is glad to be able to continue valuable cultural traditions around farming while nourishing themselves and their families with fresh grown produce through the assistance of the IRC in Baltimore's New Roots program.


Together Again, 17 Years Later

Luis met his wife Ana forty years ago through mutual friends. They quickly fell in love and started a family. Their happy family was soon divided when the effects of the civil war and devastating earthquakes crippled the economy in El Salvador, leading Luis to being laid off from his job and unable to find work. No longer able to provide for his family, he decided to make the long and dangerous journey to the U.S in search of work. 17 years later, his wife and daughter were finally able to join him.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


A refugee reflects on earning citizenship

After obtaining a green card in 1989, IRC client Annette reflects on the feeling of finally being a U.S citizen.


Become a Family Mentor

Family mentors work one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition to the Baltimore Region and the United States.


Moving in to the American Dream, in Baltimore

Abbas Altamr and his wife fled war torn Syria and arrived in Jordan in 2010 but they did not know that their greatest journey was just beginning. They remained in Jordan for six years and had three children before it was time to go. Some of their friends had already left Jordan to move to the United States and Abbas was ready for his family to join them.


To be part of America

Hear Annette's incredible story: Annette came to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Baltimore in May 2016 for assistance filling out the Application for Naturalization. She was aware that applicants for naturalization must pass a reading, writing and civics exam to become a U.S. citizen.


We have a new Amazon Wish List!

Help provide needed items for a newly-arrived refugee!


David Miliband's Op-ed in The Washington Post

"It is no exaggeration to say that if current trends continue, the U.S. government will have no refugee resettlement program at the end of this administration." - David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC


In Memory of Tun Than: A life lived in the service of others

In Memory of Tun Than: Senior Caseworker for the IRC in Baltimore