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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.


Single mother makes the ultimate sacrifice for her daughter

Bus Bano was only six years old when her family fled their native Afghanistan for neighboring Pakistan in search of refuge. After 15 years of living in uncertainty in Pakistan, Bus Bano and her three-year-old daughter were given the opportunity to come to the U.S. and rebuild their lives in July 2016. However, she was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to leave behind her mother, brother and four sisters in Pakistan, embarking on her journey alone, as a single parent.


IRC in Atlanta holds Emergency Town Hall

Last week, the IRC in Atlanta held an Emergency Town Hall meeting to bring community supporters together to discuss the impact of the President’s recent executive orders.


Sudanese teen pursues his American dream

19-year-old Sadala was brought to the United States in 2016 as a refugee from South Sudan. Growing up in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, Sadala had always dreamed of coming to America to study so that he could have a better future.


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.


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.