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Last year, the American Refugee Committee helped 3 million people take back control of their lives.

ARC Programs

Disaster and conflict have devastated many countries throughout the world, forcing innocent people to flee for safety - sometimes with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. At the American Refugee Committee, our mission is to be a source of hope for these men, women, and children. ARC programs are built by listening to the people we serve, understanding existing problems, designing practical responses, and training survivors to continue the work after peace is restored.

Conflict and war can last for years and often forces people to flee their homes for safety. ARC has programs in countries and regions around the world where people have fled for their lives.

   ARC Sudan
   ARC Democratic Republic of Congo
   ARC Liberia
   ARC Pakistan
   ARC Rwanda
   ARC Somalia
   ARC South Sudan
   ARC Thailand
   ARC Uganda

ARC Disaster Relief

Natural disasters force people to flee their homes and communities. It's at these times when people are at their most vulnerable. ARC has responded to many disasters, including: the 2011 Famine in Somalia, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2005 South Asian Earthquake, and Hurricane Katrina (our only disaster relief response within the U.S.).

Special ARC Services
ARC provides a number of services to displaced people. Some services stand out because they address previously neglected issues. Other services are unique for their innovation serving mobile communities.

   Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response
   Economic Opportunities
   Reproductive Health Care


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Building a Playground
Using only recycled materials, we were able to build a playground for the 5,000 kids living at Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda.
On Famine
Daniel Wordsworth - American Refugee Committee President - talks about the situation in Somalia and how all of us can make a difference and help save lives.
Returning to Somalia
Nimco Ahmed shares her recent trip back Mogadishu her first time back to Somalia in 24 years
southern Sudan
Rebuilding Health Care in Southern Sudan
Deb Ingersoll runs ARC’s Cash for Work Program in Haiti. She’s interviewed at ARC Headquarters.
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Simona Palenga, ARC Field Coordinator in Haiti, is interviewed at ARC HQ.
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Senior Director of Program Quality Monte Achenbach, is interviewed from the field in Haiti.
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ARC volunteer Dr. John Bordwell talks about the health situation of Congolese refugees in Rwanda.
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