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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.


Become a GenR Member at the New Baltimore Chapter!

GenR, short for Generation Rescue, is a group of young professionals from a wide range of industries and diverse backgrounds who care deeply about helping families around the world who have been uprooted by persecution, conflict, and natural disaster.


Join the Family Mentor Program

Help our clients one-on-one!


The Resettlement Shop is open!

Here are our drop-off times: Mondays: 10am-2pm Tuesdays: 10am-2pm Wednesday: 10am-2pm 1st Saturdays of the month: 12-2pm


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

Be A Force For Change in the DC Metro Area


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.