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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.


Now accepting applications for fall internships! Due by July 28, 2021.

We are now accepting applications for eight remote fall internship positions. Internships are a great way to learn about our work and support our clients!


Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.


Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation

Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.


Becoming an HVAC technician in Baltimore

Five years after arriving in Baltimore from his native Afghanistan, IRC client Mohammad is now working as an HVAC technician with the help of IRC's career development services.


IRC launches multilingual vaccine line in partnership with Baltimore City

If you or someone you know is interested in more information about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine, please text or call us at 571-412-1202. We will return your message with an interpreter in your preferred language and schedule an appointment at a time and location that works best for you.


Revisiting the Ashraf Family, a year later

Despite pandemic related challenges, the family has had many successes.


Fleeing Uganda due to LGBTQ discrimination

Sharifah, a former refugee from Uganda, pushes herself to achieve new heights in the U.S. and aims to help others do the same.


Spotlight on former IRC interns  

 Former IRC interns talk about how their experience working for the IRC shaped their career. 


Staff Spotlight: Berihu Kidane

A former IRC client reflects on his resettlement experience and on how he is helping newcomers adjust to life in Baltimore.


Anticipating Post-Pandemic Life in the U.S.

Former refugees eagerly look forward to connecting with their neighbors, attending English classes in person and experiencing the “real U.S.”