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 South Sudan
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
Reproductive Health Care