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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 […]

by Staff
May 31, 2015
The New Yorker: The Courage of Migrants

The media has been inundated in recent weeks with stories of migration across the Mediterranean and Andaman Seas – stories that focus more often than not on the desperation and tragedy of migrant experiences. In the midst of all of this, we were pleased this week to see this piece by George Packer for The New […]

by Staff
May 29, 2015
IRAP in The Washington Free Beacon: Murder of Afghan Ally Reveals Risk in Visa Delays

Today, The Washington Free Beacon broke the news of the murder of Sakhidad Afghan, an Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Marines and Air Force. Afghan was tortured and killed earlier this year by insurgents. Tragically, he had applied for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) four years ago, and was still waiting on a decision when the […]

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The Ibrahims

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