IRC Voices and Models Alek Wek, Nykhor Paul to drop countdown ball on New Year’s

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(PIX11) — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will be the official charity partner of the New Years Eve Festivities in Times Square this year.

IRC Voices and models Alek Wek and Nykhor Paul will be dropping the countdown ball that evening - and they're hoping to raise awareness to the IRC`s work with refugees all around the globe.

Alek & Nykhor both have their own incredible stories to tell. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from on-going violence in the country. On that trip Nykhor was also re-connected with her parents for the first time in many years.

To support the IRC, visit rescue.org.