INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE: Iraqi woman applying for citizenship

Maha al-Obaidi studies for her citizenship exam in Astoria Park near her home in Queens, NY. A mother of five boys, Maha had to flee her home in Iraq after two of her sons and her husband were kidnapped and the family was forced to pay a ransom to secure their release. She lived in […]

Championing refugees with new and innovative resources

Girls smiling at each other

June is Refugee Awareness Month and on June 27, Global Impact partnered with our charities the International Rescue Committee, Inc. and Refugees International for an interactive webinar detailing the challenges that refugees worldwide face every day, including hunger and access to education and health care resources. With more than 100 million refugees and displaced people […]

Get a better understanding of refugees around the world… in only 15 minutes

Children smiling in a group

The crisis in Ukraine has understandably been top of mind for all of us these last few months. There has been record-breaking fundraising to support the people of Ukraine (including over $1.5 million raised here at Global Impact) and it’s deeply moving to witness this swell in support. Certainly, other refugee crises have captured the […]

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, INC.: A Reunited Family

This baby girl, Diana, is named after the IRC nurse who visited her mother Cibel during her pregnancy. But the journey to a better life hasn’t been an easy one. Cibel remembers the seven days she and her husband walked with Diana’s older brother, then 2-month-old baby Matias, from Venezuela to Colombia. “We suffered through […]