A husband and wife from Syria and their six children are standing and smiling in the middle of an almond orchard when the almond trees are blooming.

As the IRC in Northern California observes World Refugee Day on June 20, we are inspired by the resilience and creativity of survivors of conflict and persecution who are making a new home in the United States. During World Refugee Awareness Month, we remember the 79.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes while also celebrating the accomplishments of those who are starting their lives anew.

What you can do

We are offering several opportunities for supporters to help lead people from harm to home in Northern California this month. Check out the links below to learn more!

Support refugees in Sacramento
Support refugees in Turlock/Modesto
Support refugees in San Jose
Support refugees in Oakland

Events and information

In addition to the opportunites for support listed above, the IRC in Northern California is co-hosting a book talk with Jessica Goudeau, author of After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21. For more information and for registration: https://tinyurl.com/refugee2021

On a national level, the IRC is highlighting refugee and immigrant artists throughout the world this month. Check out their stories and their work at the following link

Thank you to all of our supporters for joining the IRC in making Northern California a welcoming community for refugees and other immigrants.