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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.


Somali family overcome their fears and find comfort in their new community

Mohammed, his wife and their six children endured violence in their native Somalia before they were forced to flee in 2007. Mohammed and his family lived as refugees in Ethiopia for eight years, always hoping for an opportunity to start a new life, free from uncertainty and instability.


IRC Atlanta shares expertise on refugee health at international conference

In November 2016, the IRC in Atlanta was honored to be invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to serve as roaming experts at the 65th American Society of Tropical Medicine of Hygiene (ASTHM) Annual Meeting.


Financial literacy program empowers refugees on the path to self-sufficiency

Newly employed and not fully understanding how direct deposit worked, or much about the American financial system, Oredi was keen to learn how to better manage his money and was referred to financial literacy classes at the IRC in Atlanta.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is seeking an Employment Specialist to join our Economic Empowerment team.


IRC in Atlanta’s 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast a huge success

On Saturday November 19th, IRC in Atlanta staff, refugee clients, volunteers and community supporters gathered at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church for our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.


Determined father of three finds success in new career

Rajesh, a refugee from Bhutan, came to the U.S. in 2012 through the refugee resettlement program. Uprooted from his home country of Bhutan, Rajesh arrived with a strong determination to rebuild his family’s life in their new home.


IRC in Atlanta celebrates partnership with DeKalb County Public Library

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to now have the support of Ellen Gadberry, a Community Literacy Facilitator with DeKalb County Public Library, to enhance our child care program for a few hours each week.


New American honored to vote for the first time in Atlanta

George has been a legal permanent resident of the United States since 2007, after emigrating from Zambia with his mother when his father passed away. One of his greatest accomplishments has been becoming a U.S. citizen, a feat he achieved with the help of the IRC in Atlanta earlier this year.


Donate to IRC in Atlanta on Georgia Gives Day November 17!

This year, the IRC in Atlanta is committed to raising $15,000 in one 24-hour period to support individuals and families as they start their new lives here in Georgia.


Refugee students experience the great outdoors in Atlanta

This month, the IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program was able to take 14 refugee students on a field trip to Davidson Arabia Mountain State Park thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) program.