Friday, August 3, 2012

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee is working at the Jordan/Syria border! They're partnering with the UNHCR and IMC at the Za'atari refugee camp (which we did *not* get security clearance to work at, unfortunately) and are helping with emergency aid. Additionally they're working in two other border cities to help the thousands of "urban" refugees assimilate. 

It's exciting to see what they're doing around the world. From emergency response in Kyrgyzstan, resettlement programs in the US, to protecting women against violence in Uganda...I love how tangible, practical, and real they are. Honestly, I'd be so content working with them for the rest of my life. 

1 comment:

  1. Risa, my notes on where to find you have failed. I'll try here once again. Just wanted to pass on a networking tidbit for you and your colleague connections @ job opening at SoCalEdison for an archaeologist. The opportunity to be paid full time by a generous corp to dig up dirt just doesn't come around everyday, right? Find the link on Tom's LinkedIn profile.