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American Refugee Committee responding to Crisis in Libya


March 9, 2011— Unrest in Libya has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.  The conflict continues, putting up to one million people at risk.

The American Refugee Committee is sending a relief team to the Libyan border to respond.  

Eric James will lead the team’s efforts.  They will meet with partners on the ground and provide relief to people affected by the crisis.

“As the fighting continues to escalate, we are concerned that the situation could quickly deteriorate for civilians caught in the crisis,” said James.  “The American Refugee Committee is ready to assist the people who are in need—to make sure they have access to services and to help them recover from this crisis.”

The American Refugee Committee team will consist of experts in emergency relief, logistics, and protection. 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE:

American Refugee Committee programs are built from the ground up.  We work with people at the most vulnerable points in their lives, when they have lost everything to war or disaster.  They let us know what they need most, and we work together to develop ways to help them get it.  Our programs are as diverse as the people we serve, but they all work together for the same goal:  to help people take back control of their lives.  We help nearly 2.5 million people a year through programs around the world.  We are based in Minneapolis, MN.

To Make A Donation
To donate to the American Refugee Committee, you can make a donation online,  call 800-875-7060 or write to:

American Refugee Committee
430 Oak Grove Street, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Press contact: Therese Gales at (612) 221-5161 or (612) 607-6494

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