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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.


Two IRC team members included in YNPN Atlanta ‘30 Under 30' Class of 2020

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce that two of our very own—Ms. Sharita Khatiwada and Ms. Samiha Ross—have been named as part of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Atlanta ‘30 under 30’ Class of 2020!


Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia in 2020

Forced to switch to remote working in March 2020, the IRC in Atlanta has continued to provide core programming and in addition, has expanded services to include large-scale, mobile COVID-19 testing, ongoing delivery of food boxes, and the disbursement of emergency cash assistance to community members impacted by the pandemic.


The sky is the limit for future nurse, Joyeuse Muhoza

The IRC in Atlanta first welcomed Joyeuse “Joy” Muhoza and her family to Georgia in August 2016, shortly before her 18th birthday. In this must-read interview, Joy shares her journey over the last four years—from working in poultry processing to now studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


Healthcare professionals share career advice with young refugees

On September 19, the IRC in Atlanta’s Connect 2 Success (C2S) program hosted its second Virtual Career Panel of the year—this time concentrating on the healthcare professions.


Over 140 Thanksgiving Food Boxes provided to Clarkston families

In lieu of our annual Thanksgiving Feast for newly-arrived refugee families—called off this year due to COVID-19—the IRC in Atlanta and our partners at Memorial Drive Ministries hosted a contactless Food Drive to provide food boxes to Clarkston families in time for Thanksgiving.


Support refugee-owned businesses in Georgia

We know that refugees bring many skills, strengths and talents with them as they rebuild their lives in the United States and we are honored to support these entrepreneurial and resilient individuals in the pursuit of their own American dream. Please join us in supporting the two refugee-owned businesses highlighted in this blog post—Aleppo Kitchen and Kabul Market.


IRC clients and programs highlighted by international chambers

IRC Career Development clients, Joyeuse Muhoza and Ahmad Ibrahimi, and Career Development Program Coordinator, Lauren Bowden, recently shared their experiences as part of a panel on hiring strategies for diversity and inclusion hosted by several Atlanta binational chambers of commerce. 


48 young women participate in pregnancy prevention program

To date, the IRC in Atlanta’s Health and Wellness and Youth teams have implemented three replications of the Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens), a theoretically driven sexual risk reduction intervention for adolescent girls that enhances knowledge, increases motivation, and teaches behavioral skills needed to reduce pregnancy, HIV and STI risk.


Donation Drive Volunteer

The IRC in Atlanta—in partnership with community members like you—is working to ensure our clients have the resources they need to get through this trying time. Help us keep our newest neighbors safe and healthy by taking part in the collection of critically needed goods.


Virtual Small Business Mentor

A start-up business is often successful because of the community support it receives. Virtual Small Business Mentors help to strengthen and expand small businesses, further developing a robust local economy. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.