ARC Publications

ARC has published a number of different pieces based upon our 30 years of experience serving refugees and displaced people around the world. ARC’s most recent publications vary from a book informing the public of refugee issues and humanitarian work to toolkits and professional papers that serve as a resource for the field of humanitarian assistance. 

ARC Books

The Legacy of ARC Volunteer Dr. Louis Braile lives on in ARC’s first book, We Shared the Peeled Orange: The Letters of Papa Louis from Thai-Cambodian Border Refugee Camps, 1981-1993.

“This book got it right...It was nice to look through Papa’s eyes and see how he saw us… I don't know anyone who has ever come close to what he had done. He is one of the reasons why I have strength to go on everyday, because I always believe that there are good people like him……I thank ARC for publishing this book…we haven’t yet found the universal form of reaching the small open corner in every human heart, but we must keep trying. I hope ARC never gives up.”

                                            -Chann Noun, survived the Khmer Rouge
                                             regime in Cambodia and knew Papa Louis
                                             at Nong Samet and KID refugee camps.

Purchase We Shared the Peeled Orange at Itasca Books. Itasca Books - We Shared the Peeled Orange


Through Our Eyes, ARC's Community Media Project to create audio and video communications materials that break through the secrecy surrounding gender-based violence and empower people in communities around the world.

Through Our Eyes Through Our Eyes


ARC’s first GBV toolkit contains an ARC-developed model for an effective gender-based violence prevention and response program:

 Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected Settings

GBV in Conflict Affected Settings ARC's GBV Toolkit, "Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected Settings".
A review of communication initiatives addressing gender-based violence, gender norms, and harmful traditional practices in crisis-affected settings:
[object Object] Desk Review: Communication, Participation, & Social Change

Deadly riots broke out in Kosovo in March of 2004. This report highlights the American Refugee Committee's (ARC) methodology in working between ethnic groups in Kosovo and how this methodology may have limited the spread of violence among those communities during the March 2004 riots.

Field Report Field Report: Ethnic Riots in Kosovo: What Went Right?

Highlighting ARC’s micro-lending methodology for conflict zones and published by the United States Agency for International Development:

 Refuge to Return: Operational Lessons for Serving Mobile Populations in Conflict-Affected Environments


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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
South Sudan
Rebuilding Health Care in South 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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Somalia: Photos
photographs from Somalia
South Sudan: Photos
images from our efforts in southern Sudan
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