Update November 1, 2021: The IRC in Arizona is receiving Afghan SIV families as well as other refugees! Over 80 are currently in Tucson and numbers will to increase to over 400 by Christmas. The IRC calls on the Arizona community to open our arms and offer our welcome to all of these families who risked their lives providing critical and longstanding assistance to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and are fleeing conflict.
Here are ways YOU can help!
Cash Donations: The IRC’s Emergency Fund gives access to refugee families and SIVs who have unexpected, urgent needs such as emergency rent. Make a secure donation.
Clothing & Household Donations: Due to the COVID pandemic, the IRC is not able to accept used clothing but household items for setting up a new home are needed.. Community members can shop from IRC’s Amazon Wish List for items resettling families will need.
Gift Cards: Each family is arriving with unique needs from presonal hygiene items to culturally appropriate food and clothing, to medical needs. A gift card (Visa, grocery store, Target, Walmart) are excellent ways to get what is needed. Send to IRC-Donations-1011 N Craycroft Rd Ste 404, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Advocacy: The IRC released this Action Alert, urging President Biden to act swiftly to protect at-risk Afghans: Take action now!
"My Life Was In Danger": How Afghan Allies Seek Safety in the US - Two men resettled under the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to support Afghan allies discuss their fears for those left behind.