Refugees

We at GCIR are heartbroken about the devastating crises unfolding in Afghanistan and Haiti. Our country can rise to our highest ideals by providing protection to those who most desperately need it and welcoming them into our communities. Read our statement with recommendations for philanthropy.
August 2021
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Join GCIR and leaders from the field for a conversation on how communities are working to both support newcomers as well as long-term residents.
July 2021
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A news article from Reuters looking at the positive impact the incoming Biden Administration may have on refugee populations around the world.
November 2020
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This webinar will consider what role philanthropy can play in responding issues that refugees face, both in the short-term and to advance long-term change. 
June 2020
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Find all webinar-related materials for "Refugees, Reslience, and COVID-19: Opportunities for Philanthropic Engagement" here, including powerpoint and recording.
June 2020
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Join us to learn about how public-private partnerships were formed and how they are structured. In this webinar, you will understand how these partnerships are leveraging expertise and resources to address urgent needs and lay the groundwork for long-term equitable recovery and rebuilding.   
May 2020
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Amidst travel restrictions and other government responses to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of March 17, 2020, temporarily suspended refugee resettlement departures—the actual travel of a refugee from their initial country of asylum to the country where they will be resettled. In addition to travel disruptions, the UNHCR cited concerns that refugees would be placed at a higher risk of contracting and transmitting the virus if they continued to travel as reasons behind their decision.
April 2020
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC), like social service organizations across the U.S., has had to rapidly adapt to an unprecedented model of service delivery at a time when America’s most vulnerable families are being profoundly impacted by the dual impact of a public health crisis and an economic shut down.
April 2020
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