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by Staff
July 17, 2015
IRAP Presents at Annual UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva

This week, we’re featuring a guest blog post from IRAP’s Intake Coordinator Betsy Fisher. Betsy attended the annual UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva last month, along with IRAP’s National Policy Director, Katie Reisner. Read on to learn about what they got up to in Geneva! (Also, see below for UNHCR’s Storify story covering the event, and […]

by Staff
July 8, 2015
IRAP in McClatchy DC: Long Wait to Come to America for Iraqi and Afghan SIVs

McClatchy DC recently featured IRAP in an article that highlights delays in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application process, and which specifically addresses the significance of IRAP’s current lawsuit against the U.S. government. The piece drives home how the bureaucratic failings of the SIV program negatively impact real lives, focusing on the experience of one […]

by Staff
June 20, 2015
IRAP Celebrates World Refugee Day 2015

Today, the entire international community came together to celebrate World Refugee Day, an annual event intended to recognize the incredible courage of all those forced to escape their home countries. World Refugee Day 2015 arrived only two days after the United Nations announced a new record high number of displaced people worldwide: 60 million individuals […]

by Staff
June 4, 2015
IRAP’s Director, Becca Heller, Receives Charles Bronfman Prize

We’re thrilled to share today’s announcement that Becca Heller, IRAP’s Director and co-founder, is the 2015 recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize. The Bronfman Prize of $100,000 is awarded on an annual basis to an individual or team of people under age 50 doing impactful humanitarian work that reflects their Jewish values. At 34, Heller is the […]

by Staff
June 2, 2015
IRAP Partners with All Out to Raise Over $20k for LGBTI Refugees

IRAP is thrilled to announce that, thanks to a recent partnership with LGBTI advocacy organization All Out, we will be able to provide immediate assistance for several of our most vulnerable LGBTI clients in Lebanon and Jordan. The campaign, unveiled in May, raised over $20,000 for IRAP in only a few days, thanks to the commitment […]

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The Ibrahims

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