ARC In The News

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 "American Somalis are doing what they can to raise money, help" 
Al Jazeera - July 2011

  "In U.S., Somalis Rally to Send Help" 
Washington Post - July 27, 2011

 "Somalis in America Strive to Help Those Back Home" 
National Public Radio - July 28, 2011

  "Grassroots fundraising efforts underway among Somali community" 
Voice of America - July 2011

  "Before U2 Show, Bono Weighs in on Famine" 
Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune - July 24, 2011

 "Somalis Waste Away As Insurgents Block Escape from Famine" 
Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times - August 1, 2011

  [object Object] "Pakistani Aid Effort Hurt by Scale, Terrain, Instability" 
PBS NewsHour - August 23, 2010

[object Object] "On the ground in Pakistan after devastating floods" 
All Things Considered, Minnesota Public Radio - August 3, 2010

[object Object] "Haiti Rescue and Relief Effort Underway" 
Midday, Minnesota Public Radio - January 14, 2010

 "UN Reports Progress Preventing Spread of HIV to Newborns"
Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio - December 1, 2009

 "Small Town to Sudan"
Katy Zillmer, Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review - October 7, 2009

  "Refugee Organization Gets New Chief"
Audio Interview with Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio - May 18, 2009

  "Agency's New President Has a Global View of Relief Work"
Gail Rosenblum, Minneapolis Star Tribune - May 18, 2009

  "The Power of Normal People" - by Ben Affleck
L'Uomo Vogue - November, 2008

 "Hugh Parmer Named Research Fellow at the Humphrey Institute"
UMN News, Minneapolis/St. Paul - September 5, 2008

 "Through Their Eyes - Victims of gender-based violence fight back with video."
UTNE Reader - May/June 2008

  "Refugees Given Video Cameras to Record Conditions"
WCCO TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul - February 18, 2008

 "Aid Worker Fights Sexual Violence in Liberia With Video Cameras", Minneapolis/St. Paul - January 23, 2008

 "MN Professor Biking Across Africa"
WCCO TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul - January 8, 2008

 "Area Charities Recognized for Efficiency"
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal - December 11, 2007

 "USAID Supports Efforts to Reduce Violence Against Refugee and Displaced Women"
USAID, Washington D.C. - October 25, 2007

 "How Video Cameras Could Bring Societal Change"
Roseanne Pereira, Minnesota Public Radio - October 12, 2007

 "American Refugee Committee Launches Video Project"
Tim Harlow, Star Tribune - October 4, 2007

 "Home: Displaced in Darfur and Chad"
Joni Danzl, NEED Magazine - Issue 3, 2007

 "SUDAN: AIDS education not reaching booming Yei fast enough"
IRIN - August 28, 2007

 "Star power brings attention to Africa"
Danna Harman, The Christian Science Monitor - August 22, 2007

 "Dispatches from Darfur"
Andrea Grazzini Walstrom, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine - Sept. 2007

 "Your Situation Touches Us": Connecting Kids with the World's Refugees, by Therese Gales, Citizens for Global Solutions - June Communique - June 13, 2007

 ARC is "Best Charity in the Twin Cities"
City Pages - April 27, 2007

 "Life Experiences of Refugee Men and Women"
Carol Pavlish, College of St. Catherine - 2007

 "Through Our Eyes: Participatory Video in West Africa"
Moloney, Konie, Goodsmith, Forced Migration Review


For additional news stories, information and analysis on refugee and international relief issues, check out
Tim Franzen, Insight News - April 3, 2007

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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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