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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.


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.


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.


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.