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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.


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.


Job Start Volunteer

Facilitate job starts for newly-arrived refugees.


Volunteer Receptionist

Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.


Honoring Dieudonne

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


Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.


Boise office looks for support of immigration and citizenship services

The IRC in Boise launches an appeal to support its immigration and citizenship program. There is a high demand from refugees and immigrants for citizenship support.  People who have held green cards for many years are stepping forward to finish the process.  Families have sometimes before made difficult decisions to protect one family member and not others due to the cost. Now, with the support of IRC's dedicated donors, these families will not have to face these gut wrenching decisions.  Any funds raised in excess of those needed for the immediate needs of the clients will support the IRC in Boise's immigration program, including coordinating large scale citizenship workshops, promoting know your rights workshops and citizenship exam prep classes.


WATCH: Boise Refugee Reunites with Family after Five Years Apart

IRC Caseworker and Congolese refugee Dauda Balubwila worked tirelessly for five years to reunite with the family he left behind in Kenya. Watch the emotional moment as his wife and children step off the plane and into Dauda's arms.