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Rescue Facts: Why Dems and the GOP agreed on refugees—until now
Description: The U.S. has long shown bipartisan support in offering safe haven to those fleeing violence, tyranny, and persecution—safely resettling over 3 million refugees since the passage of the 1980 Refugee Act. This legacy is core to American values and has enriched our economy. In the wake of Trump's Executive Order 13769, which capped refugee admissions at 50,000 in 2017 and disrupted thousands of lives with a 120-day pause of the resettlement program, the Administration has signaled an intent to set a refugee admissions ceiling far lower—the lowest ever on record. No U.S. president, not even in the wake of 9/11, has so turned their back on refugees. Setting a refugee admissions ceiling of no less than 75,000 refugees in 2018 is both the right thing and the smart thing to do. Sources Refugee admission ceilings: https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/1872/pdpolicybrieffinal2.pdf Not a single refugee has committed a lethal terrorist attack in the U.S.: https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/terrorism-immigration-risk-analysis Refugees contributions to the U.S. economy: http://www.nber.org/papers/w2349 http://www.newamericaneconomy.org/research/from-struggle-to-resilience-the-economic-impact-of-refugees-in-america/ Refugee resettlement vetting process: https://www.state.gov/j/prm/ra/admissions/ The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  20 Sep 2017   2m1s 2 199 0
A New American in Charlottesville
Description: "I was born twice. Once when I came to this to life. and when I became [U.S.] citizen, I was born again." Ahmed, an Iraqi refugee who was born in war, now has a country to call home: the United States. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  17 Sep 2017   4m18s 5 199 0
Travel Ban Strands A Somali Family Promised A New Life In America
Description: Asho fled conflict-ravaged Somalia in 2008 after she was raped and saw her neighbor killed in front of her for trying to protect her. Six years ago Asho and her children, who now live in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, learned that they would have a chance to resettle in the United States. After extensive interviews and security vetting they had plane tickets to fly to Denver, Colorado this July -- but just two weeks before they were to leave their trip was cancelled as a result of President Trump’s travel ban. Life is difficult for Asho and her children in Kakuma. Asho has no source of income and relies solely on aid agencies for food. She wants to come to America, so she can work and for her children to get an education for herself and her family. Donate Now: http://bit.ly/2xbMxxi The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  08 Sep 2017   2m43s 8 384 0
Back to school with Jori and Majed, Syrian refugees in America
Description: It's Jori's first week of kindergarten in Dallas, Texas. Her big brother Majed just started Third Grade. Their family arrived as refugees from war-torn Syria nearly two years ago. Jori and Majed's mother, Bothina, was a teacher back home. She and her husband Tamam are glad their children are safe and in a good school, and now have a brighter future in America. But the Trump administration has moved to slash the number of families like theirs the United States accepts for resettlement each year. Stand with refugees: Watch and share this video. Visit http://bit.ly/2xcuNCY for more on their story. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  06 Sep 2017   2m51s 7 334 0
Rescue Facts: Education in Conflict
Description: Research shows that children who experience adversity like loss and displacement can suffer a toxic stress response that damages their brain. This can have long-term impacts on their behavior and their ability to learn. However, research also shows that these effects can be reduced or reversed by access to quality education. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  17 Aug 2017   1m20s 7 337 0
Rescue Facts: Uganda Embraces Refugees
Description: Uganda has received its millionth refugee from South Sudan, its neighbor consumed by civil war. Uganda had two options: to try to keep refugees out because of the burden they may represent for a still developing country, or to embrace the refugees from South Sudan as brothers and sisters who needed help and a chance to start a new life somewhere safe. Uganda and its leaders have chosen the second option. Sources: Uganda GNI per capita: http://data.worldbank.org/country/uganda United States GNI per capita: http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states?view=chart Uganda 1 millionth refugee: http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/8/599457a34/south-sudan-refugees-uganda-pass-1-million-mark-unhcr-renews-call-help.html The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2kKr7RZ LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/Internationa... https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  17 Aug 2017   1m41s 8 292 0
How Deep Breathing And Mindfulness Helps Iraqi Children
Description: Hundreds of thousands of children have been forced to flee their home by the battle against ISIS in Iraq. Watch and share Arwa’s story – who fled her home in Mosul. Today she attends IRC’s centre for children where she practices mindfulness to deal with the trauma she has experienced. The centre also gives her a place to play, learn and to just be a child again. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  31 Jul 2017   2m20s 6 442 0
Pakistani Family Arrives in America Before The Travel Ban Goes Into Effect
Description: Now that America has pulled back the welcome mat on refugees, people like Doris, 70-years old from Pakistan, will suffer. These are the refugees Trump wants to ban. Join us in fighting for refugee resettlement. Share this video if you #StandWithRefugees. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  14 Jul 2017   2m31s 12 439 0
David Miliband Visits Refugees Fleeing A Near-Famine In South Sudan
Description: According to a recent survey by IRC and SocialSphere, Inc. very few Americans are aware of the near famine affecting 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East. But once they are informed, it immediately rises to a top global concern. In this video International Rescue Committee president David Miliband visits refugee camps in South Sudan and Uganda to hear the stories of people impacted by this crisis. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  12 Jul 2017   2m45s 5 425 0
Women And Girls Forced To Engage In Sex To Survive Near-Famine
Description: Drought in northern Kenya have left some 2.6 million people in northern Kenya struggling to find enough to eat. Women and girls in Turkana County, northern Kenya, are being exploited in exchange for money to buy food. The IRC is seeing an increase in gender-based violence, early and forced marriage, and women and girls engaging in transactional sex as a direct consequence of food insecurity caused by drought in the region. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2tQomUe LEARN MORE: https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  05 Jul 2017   2m23s 4 2828 0
South Sudanese Family Celebrate Their First Independence Day
Description: Timothy and his family escaped war and conflict in South Sudan. They were resettled to Baltimore, MD 8 months ago. Both Timothy and his wife Abang Otong are working in Baltimore, and their sons Akway and Emmanuel are doing very well in school. This July 4th, they will celebrate their freedom in America. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2tdtUGK LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  04 Jul 2017   1m26s 9 609 0
How To Help People Impacted By Drought In Northern Kenya
Description: Northern Kenya is experiencing drought and significantly below average rain falls. 2.6 million people are food insecure, and the area has seen a 5-fold increase in food prices, conflict around watering points, loss of livestock and an increase in malnutrition and infectious diseases. UNICEF has recently conducted a mass screening in Turkana, showing that 55% of children screened were acutely malnourished. The IRC’s mobile health teams are reaching remote populations of northern Kenya and treating cases of malnutrition. IRC mobile health team staff are out in the bush for a week at a time, serving the local communities and sleeping outside due to the extreme temperatures. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2syCmQN The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  23 Jun 2017   2m28s 4 253 0