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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.


A dream come true for the IRC’s own newest citizen

A member of the persecuted Rohingya ethnic group, IRC case aide and resettled refugee, Safa Shamsuddin, waited five long years to swear allegiance to the country she now calls home.


Afghan who served US military finds a safe home in Atlanta

Mohammad and his family arrived in Atlanta just two months ago after he received a special immigrant visa (SIV) for his service with the U.S. military in Afghanistan.


The IRC welcomes new Development Director, Marian Dickson

The IRC is thrilled to welcome Marian Dickson to the team as our new development director. Marian is charged with leading our Southeast Resource Development team—which supports the IRC’s locally-funded offices in Atlanta, Tallahassee and Miami—in the expansion of its individual giving programs.


An international Thanksgiving in Atlanta

On Saturday November 23, IRC in Atlanta staff, clients, volunteers and community supporters gathered at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church for our 18th annual Thanksgiving Feast.


How to intern in Atlanta

Thank you for your interest in the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta’s Internship Program. Our interns come from schools across the nation and world and make vital contributions to the IRC in Atlanta’s work. Our internships require a commitment of at least 15 hours a week for three months and are unpaid.


The IRC in Atlanta welcomes Afghan SIV recipients

Congratulations on being granted Special Immigration status by the United States and thank you for your service in Afghanistan. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta is happy to welcome you to your new home and we look forward to supporting you as you start your new life in Atlanta.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is expanding our financial capability and asset-building services by launching an Individual Development Account (IDA) program. We are currently seeking an IDA Program Coordinator to implement this new program.


Items needed for refugees in Atlanta

The IRC in Atlanta is committed to ensuring refugees and immigrants integrate and thrive in their new communities. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives in Georgia. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Shop of Hope or as part of an initial apartment setup.


Stand with Refugees this #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3

The IRC in Atlanta is committed to raising $40,000 in just 24 hours to ensure the almost 4,000 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!


Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2019

For this year’s International Day of the Girl—observed annually around the world on October 11—the IRC in Atlanta hosted an empowerment celebration to honor the young women in our Youth programs. With support from generous volunteers and donors, students enjoyed an action-packed day of activities, games, setting intentions and having fun with friends!