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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring, MD, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.

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Resettling Afghan refugees in Baltimore and beyond among the most complex ‘humanitarian challenges in American history’

Commentary on the Afghan evacuation and resettlement in Baltimore from the IRC in Maryland's executive director.

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IRC’s Emergency Response Fund for Afghans resettled in Maryland

The IRC's Welcome to Maryland Fund support Afghans evacuated to the U.S. and resettled in Maryland.

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Support Housing for Afghan Refugees

Due to the lack of available, affordable housing, the IRC is working with the community to identify temporary housing alternatives for newly-arriving Afghan refugees and their families.

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Community Responds to Show Support for Afghan Refugees

In mid-August 2021, when many at-risk Afghans evacuated to the United States, local organizations rallied to provide support.

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IRC and Baby2Baby deliver essentials to refugee families

On July 14th, 2021, the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring partnered with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization that supplies necessities to children in need across the United States, to provide diapers and wipes to IRC clients adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

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Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.

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Intern Spotlight: Quentin Moore and the IRC’s Refugee Casework Team

A refugee casework intern talks of his experience interning with the IRC in Silver Spring.

Volunteer

Community Interpretation Volunteer

The Community Interpretation Volunteer will assist the Community Interpreter Program (CIP) program manager in scheduling appointments with appropriate interpreters, taking into consideration interpreter’s availability, training, experience, past performance, and familiarity with client’s needs and identify potential candidates for community interpreter training to recruit them to the CIP at an appropriate time. In the absence of the CIP Manager, undertake other CIP duties as needed and as assigned by program Manager.

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Financial coaching and lending services are off to a great start

Four clients share their stories about how IRC's financial capability program has assisted them during the pandemic.

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