Refugees are suffering in freezing conditions in Serbia. We estimate several hundred of those trapped are children. Here's what is being done to help these refugees survive: [ Bit.ly Link ]

What is being done to help refugees survive winter in the Balkans?

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So special!

8-year-old Muhammed and his mother were resettled by the IRC to Boise two months ago from Somalia. In this moment, he made a snow angel for the very first time in his life.

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The Jbawi family came to America through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program after fleeing Syria.

Today, they are building a new life in Baltimore-- working, going to school, and even gardening. This is their story: [ Bit.ly Link ]

‘We’re definitely scared’: A refugee family contemplates President Trump

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FACT: Refugees flee because they have no other choice.

Here are the facts you need to know about refugees. Watch & share to spread the truth.
Refugees flee because they have no other choice.

In the first installation of our video series 'Rescue Facts', here are the facts you need to know about refugees. Watch & share to spread the truth.
Jacqueline Waithera and Shaylie Nash are both 17-years old and friends.

Jacqueline and her siblings were resettled to the United States from Kenya. To help them adapt quickly to American culture and make new friends, they were matched with the Nash family as their family mentor.

Meanwhile, Jacqueline's father, Dauda Balubwila, has also been working at the IRC in Boise, Idaho since 2012. He...
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Gloria Estefan is a great American. And a refugee.

Turning our back on refugees is not what we do as a nation. Let's shut out hate, not refugees.

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“There's more to us than being refugees.”
Patrick and George are brothers and resettled refugees. Patrick is pre-law; George is pre-med. Today, their goal is to give back to the country that accepted them. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Two brothers’ quest to change hearts and minds about refugees

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Salam was resettled by the IRC in 2008. Back in Iraq, he worked as a cook for the U.S. army, which led to threats against his life. Today, he is a restaurant owner in Boise.

The US has a long, proud history of welcoming the world's most vulnerable people. We all benefit from the presence of refugees like Salam in our communities. Let us never forget that.

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The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. Meet some of the well-known artists, ambassadors, CEOs and other luminaries who were once refugees: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Famous refugees

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Help shut out hate, not refugees. Donate now to help ensure America continues to offer hope and security to refugees: [ Bit.ly Link ]
“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.”

Elie Wiesel was a great American. And a refugee.

Turning our back on refugees is not what we do as a nation. #ChooseHumanity
George and Patrick are refugees and brothers, resettled nine years ago. Today, one is studying to be a doctor, and the other a lawyer. They are America's future.
Choosing to slam the door on refugees would be a betrayal of who we are as a nation.
Help ensure America continues to offer hope and security to refugees. Donate today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It's dangerously cold in Greece.
At IRC, we've been doing everything we can to make sure refugees where we work are warm & safe. Learn how: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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The IRC helps refugees cope with record winter storm in Greece

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Amazing example of communities making #RefugeesWelcome:
Kazingufu fled the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda in 2002. In July 2016, Kazingufu, his wife Hellen, and their five children were resettled to the US in Baltimore by the IRC.

To help Kazingufu and his family adapt to the US, we helped match them with a family mentor, Susie, who then helped Kazingufu get his learner's driving...
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"I’d like to live like the rest of the people, in freedom and prosperity. I don’t differentiate humans. There is no difference, whether this is a Muslim or a Christian or a Yazidi." — Ismael, age 73, from Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.

We asked refugees caught in limbo in Greece the simple question: what are your dreams? Their answers: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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“The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.”

Madeleine Albright, first woman Secretary of State, is a great American. And a refugee.

Turning our back on refugees is not what we do as a nation. #ChooseHumanity
Fouad hadn’t spoken more than single words in 4 years, traumatized by what he saw in Syria.
After years working on the street in Lebanon, 11-year old Syrian refugee Fouad is finally back in school-- and slowly starting to speak again. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The shy boy who dreams of going back home to Syria

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