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News from Boise, ID

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Boise, ID, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Donations Specialist

Help our donations team distribute needed items to newly-arrived refugees.


Spark Program Assistant

Assist our new vocational training program in the classroom. 


Let's RISE Together!

The International Rescue Committee is fundraising through the May 3 Idaho Gives to expand RISE Together swim programming to serve a larger population of refugee youth this summer. With your help we can RISE Together to make refugee children safer in and around water!


"The Lucky Ones" debuts at the Idaho Black History Museum

Join the IRC in Boise and the Idaho Black History Museum for the Boise debut of "The Lucky Ones," on Friday, April 13th, at 5:30pm. This poignant photo exhibit featuring refugee arrivals at the Boise airport in the wake of the Trump Administration's executive orders seeking to stem refugee arrivals into the U.S. The event debut will take place at the Idaho Black History Museum, with light refreshments and a brief program of welcome from the IRC in Boise Executive Director Julianne Donnelly Tzul and Idaho Black History Museum Director Phillip Thompson.


The IRC in Boise heads to Idaho's State Capitol

Amidst dramatic drops in refugee arrivals across the nation, the IRC in Boise headed to the Idaho State Capitol to advocate for continued support of resettlement programs and refugee communities. At the Refugee Appreciation Luncheon co-organized by the IRC in Boise, senators and representatives tasted food from refugee-owned businesses, mingling and asking questions of refugee community leaders in attendance. Meanwhile, the IRC in Boise's Advocacy Team met individually with Idaho's majority and minority leadership and the staff of congressional delegates.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise

"American Beat: Cops and Refugees join forces in Boise" is coming to Idaho Public TV on Thursday March 29th at 8:30 pm


The "lucky one" - a year later

Checking in on a young Congolese brother and sister a year after the Travel Ban as they rebuild their lives in Boise.


Volunteer Receptionist

Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.


Honoring Dieudonne

Please join us for the funeral and celebration of life of Dieudonne Eca