Olivia Katbi Smith wrote -We are fortunate enough to live in an apartment together and already have everything we need. Instead of doing a wedding registry or other gifts, we would like to urge our friends and family to make a donation to the International Rescue Committee in order to help them in their work with Syrian refugees. The Syrian refugee crisis has been called the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Five years after the outbreak of war in Syria, the International Rescue Committee has helped more than 3 million uprooted Syrians to recover and rebuild their lives. Some of what they provide includes food, medical and other critical aid, ensuring refugees have access to education and legal counseling, and helping women and girls who are victims of violence. Your donation will help refugees who have been forced to flee war and persecution. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC works to restore safety, dignity, and hope.