Refugees in the News Over the Holidays

IRC Ball Drop

IRC New Years Eve Ball Drop. Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for IRC

Here are three holiday stories you might have missed.  Hope they help you extend the energy and relaxation you’re feeling fresh from a break.

1.  Refugee Drops the Ball in Time Square on New Years Eve:  The IRC was the official partner of the Times Square Alliance New Years Eve ball drop.  Click here and here to read more about the refugees who helped ring in the New Year.  So cool, right?

2.  Pope Francis Calls Iraqi Refugees for Christmas:  Click here to read about a great opportunity to raise global awareness about the growing number of refugees worldwide and send hope to some refugees we might resettle in the future.

3.  Turkey Grants Strengthened Legal Status to Syrian Refugees:  Increased legal status, including identification cards is expected to improve legal work opportunities and access to other benefits.  Not a bad holiday gift.  Click here to read more.






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