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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.

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From Afghanistan to Atlanta: rebuilding a life

After a tumultuous year of delays and uncertainty, Ali and his young family finally arrived in Atlanta in June 2018 through the refugee resettlement program, more than five years after they first fled their home in Afghanistan.

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Former refugee wins GA Electrical Apprentice of the year

Forced to flee his home country of Iran, Babak first arrived in Atlanta in December 2013 through the refugee resettlement program.

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Giving back by serving others

Originally from Burma, 21-year-old Van Rem arrived in Atlanta through the refugee resettlement program with her mother and siblings, after spending 12 years living as a refugee in India.

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Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking a part-time English as a Second Language Instructor for our English Literacy and Civics (EL/Civics) program.

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#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!

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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.

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Youth Male Mentor

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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