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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.


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.


Housing Specialist

Help the IRC's Housing team find homes for newly-arrived refugee families.


Volunteer Receptionist

Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.


Honoring Dieudonne

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


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.


Idaho gives $5000 to kids!

Each year in May, the state of Idaho engages in a single day of statewide donations towards non-profits in celebration of their charitable work.


Other ways to get involved in Boise

There are many ways to help refugees in Boise.


Spread the word in Boise

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.