American Refugee Committee

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Minnesota Relief Workers Helping With Syrian Crisis

Some Minnesotans are helping people fleeing the crisis in Syria. One Minnesota Relief Worker from the American Refugee Committee will be flying to Jordan Tuesday afternoon to assist with the emergency efforts there.

07/30/2013

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US Gives Another $23M In Grants For Famine Relief

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Tim Walz will participate in a public forum about the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa.

08/31/2011

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Local Somalis Mobilize For Famine Relief In Their Homeland

UNICEF estimates that more than three million children are suffering in Somalia’s famine. Various relief efforts are underway in Minneapolis, which is home to the largest Somali immigrant community in the United States.

07/22/2011

Deb Ingersoll (left), and her husband Al, gave up their jobs in the private sector in Minnesota, sold their belongings, put the rest in storage and took off for Haiti. (credit: American Refugee Committee)

Giving Up Life In Minnesota To Help Haiti

When the earthquake struck Haiti one year ago, many people wanted to help. A lot of people donated money, while others were compelled to volunteer.

01/12/2011

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