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October Update: Welcoming new arrivals to Georgia

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The IRC in Atlanta has already welcomed more than 250 humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan—including pregnant women, babies and young children—into our communities over the last 4 weeks and we need your continued support.

Thank you SO much to everyone who has already donated, purchased wishlist items, called their elected officials, and gathered their communities to collect items for newly arriving families. Let’s keep these welcoming efforts going!

In addition to welcoming 800 Afghan humanitarian parolees in fiscal year 2022—which began October 1, 2021—the IRC in Atlanta will also welcome 900 refugee arrivals from countries including Syria, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guatemala, and Somalia, as well as 60 Afghan Special Immigrant Visa recipients.

3 Ways to Help

  • Amazon Wishlist: Our current priority items include electric kettles, kitchenware and gift cards. Click here to rush these high-need items directly to our office!
  • Temporary Housing Needed: Afghan humanitarian parolees are now leaving US government facilities and heading to their new home cities, often arriving with short notice. The IRC in Atlanta is currently in need of donated temporary housing to accommodate newly arriving families while our team secures permanent housing. If you have hotel connections, a second house/apartment, or you have a completely separate space or mother-in-law suite within your own home, please contact Atlanta [at] Rescue.org.
  • We have launched a $1.7 million fundraising campaign to assist in welcoming and supporting our Afghan allies and refugees from other crisis zones around the world, including Syria, Myanmar and the DRC. This ambitious goal will ensure newly arriving families have everything they need to integrate and thrive in our communities, and we need support from individuals, corporate partners, and community sponsors—donate at Rescue.org/GiveAtlanta.

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Thank you for standing with us and the people we serve. 


Learn more:


To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Senior Development Manager, Kalie Lasiter, at Kalie.Lasiter [at] Rescue.org or 678-636-8941.

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