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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, GA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


#StandWithRefugees this GAgives on #GivingTuesday

The IRC in Atlanta is committed to raising $20,000 in one 24-hour period to ensure the more than 3,800 refugees and immigrants we serve annually continue to have access to our vital, life-changing programs and assistance, and we need your help to reach this goal!


Tell your Member of Congress to speak out against the administration’s asylum ban

People in need of safe haven have the right to seek asylum. Call your Representative today and ask them to publicly hold the administration accountable by condemning this policy.


Youth Male Mentor

Volunteers provide mentorship for male high school students by facilitating monthly conversations and activities related to mental and emotional health.


Hard work pays off for 21-year-old IT pro

Arslan couldn’t speak a word of English the first time he saw the Atlanta skyline—arriving into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with his parents and sister—but he didn’t let that get in the way of his dreams. Just three years later, the 21-year-old has commenced his dream career in IT, and his English—fluent.


Gender Equality Committee marks Day of the Girl and Atlanta Pride

October was a busy month for the IRC in Atlanta’s newly-formed Gender Equality Committee, as the group organized special activities to mark both International Day of the Girl and the Atlanta Pride Festival. 


Combining engineering, math and the great outdoors

The IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program recently collaborated with Georgia Sierra Club and a student group from Georgia Tech to make the first field trip of the school year a great success.


Celebrating two new Americans

Originally from Jamaica, Lamoi arrived in the United State in 2009, joining her grandmother in hope of a better life.


VOX ATL gives young refugees a platform to speak out

This summer, members of the IRC's Youth Leadership Team—a group of young refugees working to promote access to reproductive health services in Clarkston—partnered with VOX ATL to speak out on the issues affecting their communities and share their experiences of life in Atlanta. 


The State of Resettlement: A letter from our executive director

As we approach the end of fiscal year 2018, our executive director, J.D. McCrary, reflects on the past 12 months at the IRC in Atlanta and shares updates on the achievements that would not have been possible without your support.


Volunteer recognized for dedication, welcoming heart

Balime Verhaak is a high school senior who travelled all the way from Spain to spend the month of August volunteering with the IRC in Atlanta.