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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.


New Partnership Will Provide Diapers for Refugee Kids

ShareBaby, a young area nonprofit that provides diapers to parents in need, and the IRC in Baltimore announce a new partnership.


Human Rights Day with the IRC in Baltimore

December 2, 2016

Please join us as we commemorate Human Rights Day and look back on this busy year of assisting refugees. We will also pay tribute to our supporters and look ahead to 2017, with special focus on our family reunification efforts.


The Empty Frame: The Forgotten Struggle of Eritrean Refugees

Because of the fraught situation in the Middle East, Syrian refugees have deservedly been in the news and on television in the past few years. But Syrians are not the only population of refugees fleeing desperate circumstances, or willing to undergo a perilous journey by land and sea to reach safety. One such population that does not receive much media attention is Eritrean refugees.


Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Baltimore is seeking donations of winter clothing to help newly arrived refugees in our area stay warm during the cold months.


DC Rally 4 Refugees: Join us!

August 28, 2016

In the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since WWII, advocates including the IRC will gather at DCRally4Refugees, August 28, 2016 at the outdoor Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (rain or shine).


Our Busiest Month Yet

July was IRC Baltimore's busiest month yet. To cope with the heavy caseload we rely on our dedicated full time staff and interns to keep operations running.


Soccer on the field of opportunity

As an IRC mentor works to grow a soccer club that will help immigrants integrate into the Baltimore community, his mentee from West Africa likewise has entrepreneurial ambitions of his own. At Filston Manor, home of the IRC's new International Football Club, the ambitions of a refugee mentor, an asylum seeker and a captain of industry converge into one sprawling, green land of opportunity.


From refugee to refugee mentor

Arif Khazan knows better than anyone how difficult, stressful, and time-consuming integration into a new culture can be.


Documentary by Alexandra Shiva

This summer an as-yet-unnamed documentary is being shot in our offices by Peabody-award-winning director Alexandra Shiva.


Items needed for refugees in Baltimore

The IRC has a volunteer-staffed donation shop where new refugees can take donated goods for free. This allows first resources provided to refugees to go farther.