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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.


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.


How to intern in Baltimore

The IRC’s Baltimore office offers a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year.


Donate to the IRC in Baltimore

Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.


Photo Essay: A Kurdish Family in Baltimore

A photo essay by Allison Zaucha of an Iraqi Kurdish family in Baltimore, MD.