The IRC is an official impact partner of Participant Media’s film, Human Flow, directed by artist and activist Ai Weiwei. As the film illuminates, the humanitarian response to the world’s more than 65 million displaced people—the highest number ever recorded—demands innovative solutions.
The IRC has taken on this challenge. We work in more than 40 countries and in 28 U.S. cities to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by crisis to survive, recover and regain control of their future. The IRC is partnering with Human Flow to build wish lists for recently resettled families, hold community welcoming events in select cities, and mobilize film audiences on ways they can act.
Check back here to learn about screenings of Human Flow and other events at IRC offices across the U.S.
- Men, women and children become refugees when they are forced to flee their countries due to war, or to persecution because of their race, religion, nationality or political affiliation.
- More than half of the world’s refugees are children under the age of 18. And 3/4 are women and children.
- Over 60 percent of refugees live in a city or other urban area—not in a refugee camp.
- Refugees are the most vetted people coming into the United States.