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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.


Resettlement Services Volunteer Opportunities

The IRC in Baltimore will be launching an all new volunteer program that will allow those who only have 2-8 hours to spare during the work week to engage in our programming.


A Despairing Afghan Family Plants Roots in Baltimore

Three years ago, Hamida Ebadi and her family fled their home in Kabul, Afghanistan, increasingly terrified by the violence and insecurity being stoked by Taliban insurgents. “One day there was a suicide attack around my children’s school,” she explains. It was time to go.


Refugee Encampment: Living only to survive

While the travel ban is in effect refugees will stay in limbo waiting to restart their lives.


Waiting to Live Again

Over six years have passed since he last saw his family. Divided by conflict and bureaucracy in a war-torn country, Hassan Haron waits apprehensively for the day they will finally join him in safety.


GenR: Baltimore 

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GenR: DC Metro

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Interview with Special Needs Care Coordinator, David Wantate

If you’re looking for David Wantate in the office, you probably won’t find him. He’s likely to be at the hospital with a refugee or transporting another to a doctor’s appointment. As the Special Needs Care Coordinator, David is on the front line of service, finding healthcare assistance for the most vulnerable.


Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.


Princess Firyal of Jordan Visits IRC Baltimore

About a year ago, Princess Firyal of Jordan had an idea for a film documenting the refugee experience of coming to America. She enlisted Peabody award-winning director Alexandra Shiva to make her vision a reality. The ensuing film will focus on the lives of newly resettled refugees served by the IRC in Baltimore. The release date should be sometime in early 2018.

On Monday, May 22nd, Her Royal Highness toured the Baltimore office and met with IRC staff.

Princess Firyal has long been a supporter of and advocate for humanitarian causes and is a member of the IRC Board of Trustees.


Interview with IRC Baltimore Caseworker Hassan Akbari

Hassan came to America as a refugee in 2015 where he was resettled by the IRC Baltimore. Today Hassan helps provide numerous services to new refugees like the benefits he received when first arriving in Baltimore. Hassan is continually thankful for IRC, the American people and government. In his own words, they have provided him and many others “a new hope, a new future, and a new life”.