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SDWAC warmly welcomes the International Rescue Committee (IRC) of San Diego Executive Director, Donna Duvin "From Harm to Home: Arc of the Refugee Crisis: Global Challenges, Local Solutions”

  • August 25, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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The San Diego World Affairs Council

SDWAC warmly welcomes the International Rescue Committee (IRC) of San Diego Executive Director,Donna Duvin

 "From Harm to Home: Arc of the Refugee Crisis: Global Challenges, Local Solutions”  

Updated Time: *Tuesday, 25 August 2020: 4-5:15 pm PDT*

Please be advised that we are moving this Speaker Event start-time up to 4-5:15 pm in order to avoid any conflict with the RNC program that evening. The IRC event is a very important presentation about a key topic today that directly impacts our San Diego County and beyond, immigration/emigration/immigrants/refugees/asylum seekers. This is part of America's critical "soft power." This is a  must-see! See you there!

Thank you,

Christine M. Sheckler

President, San Diego World Affairs Council

The IRC San Diego provides support to over 8,000 refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and immigrants each year. Given its proximity to the US-Mexico border, the IRC San Diego has been deeply involved in the asylum-seeker crisis over the past two years.  Duvin will present on the growing global refugee crisis, including the challenges of responding to the COVID Pandemic.  Duvin’s presentation will include guidance on how others can get involved in supporting the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts and how to participate in their outstanding annual film festival.

Donna Duvin: In 2015, she joined the International Rescue Committee, a global organization with a presence in 40 countries. She currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to joining the IRC, Duvin served as CEO and Regional Executive Director for Red Cross territories in California and Michigan. Her work in international development and relief work began with a Peace Corps assignment in Tonga. She is known for her success in capacity building and collaborative approaches in addressing complex humanitarian challenges. Duvin has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and brings over twenty-five years of experience in humanitarian work and non-profit leadership. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting

There are two simple steps to virtually attend this Zoom meeting:

  1. Please RSVP yes to this event on the SDWAC website:  for reminders 

  2. Link for Zoom meeting:  *Zoom meeting updated for new time

*Any registration questions?  Please e-mail:

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. 

The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In San Diego and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. 

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