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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.


Fiston’s dreams and contributions!

As any other refugee arriving to a new place to call home, Fiston had a mix of feelings when he arrived in Baltimore three years ago. He was excited to build a successful life, but he was also worried.


Backpacks and coats for refugees

When Eielnata started first grade in a local elementary school this fall, she had a new backpack filled with school supplies. Over the years, the IRC has worked with many community groups and individuals to provide new backpacks and other needed items to support refugees and immigrants as they start school in Baltimore.


IRC reunites Maria with her two sons

Five years ago, Maria was a 26-year-old single mother of two living in Honduras. After fleeing for life and being granted asylum in the U.S., Maria received assistance from the IRC in Baltimore and was able to reunite with her two sons this year.


Two sisters start new careers in Baltimore

Two sisters arrived in Baltimore from Cuba in June 2017 with ambitions to learn English, work, study and be independent.


Donation Guidelines

Read below to find out ways to donate needed items to IRC clients.


Intern spotlight: Setting up homes for refugees

Lauren Lehman speaks about her experience volunteering with the IRC as a logistics intern this summer, and about the great responsibility and privilege she feels in setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees and ensuring that they feel safe and welcome in their new homes.


Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 internships!

Applications for internships starting in September or October 2019 are now available on our careers site.


IRC Silver Spring + Sunset Run for Refugees celebrate World Refugee Day

This year, the IRC in Silver Spring was proud to be a partner of the Sunset Run for Refugees. This special event took place on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20 and brought together runners, walkers, and the greater community of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas to celebrate refugees. This free 5k run or 2 mile walk brought out over a thousand people despite the rain.


Show your support for the IRC in Baltimore

In honor of World Refugee Day, we are selling limited edition IRC in Baltimore T shirts & a tote bag for $20 with proceeds going to our local office to support our work! Click the link for more information but hurry, the fundraiser ends July 1st!


Welcome Home Project Volunteer

The Welcome Home Project offers individuals or groups an opportunity to prepare an apartment and help to welcome an individual or family to their new home in Baltimore