IRC Assists Immigrant Refugees To Adjust To Life In America


A child eats a snack as her parents, recently-arrived refugee from... News PhotoBusiness,Child,Economy,Finance,Food,Food and Drink,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Human Interest,Learning,Office,Parent,Phoenix - Arizona,Politics,Receiving,Refugee,Snack,Somalia,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 01: A child eats a snack as her parents, recently-arrived refugee from Somalia, learn how to receive food stamps during a class held by the Arizona Department of Economic Security at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), office on March 1, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. IRC programs, like many programs that receive federal funding, may be greatly cut back due to federal sequestration cuts. The IRC is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that aids refugees and survivors of international conflict. They assist new arrivals, many of whom come from refugee camps and war zones, to adjust to American society after being granted refugee status and invited by the U.S. government to live in the United States. The IRC also assists refugees through the immigration and naturalization process to become U.S. citizens. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)