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


Join us on Oct. 7th to learn about IRC's Afghanistan Emergency Response in the US

You are invited to a webinar on Oct. 7th to learn about IRC's Afghanistan Emergency Response in the US.


Helping Afghan SIVs in Dallas

The IRC in Dallas continues to help at-risk Afghans as the situation in the country deteriorates. Here is how you can help.


Celebrating the Class of 2021

Each year the IRC in Dallas has been holding a Robing Ceremony the night before graduation to honor fifteen high school graduates who started their journey in the US as refugees. Read about our excellent 2021 graduates!


Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.


Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation

Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.


Volunteer Appreciation Week 2021

For National Volunteer Week, we are highlighting some of our volunteers who have helped the IRC in Dallas this year. Read about them here.


New Roots farmers feed their communities with homegrown vegetables

New Roots farmers grow vegetables in community gardens across Dallas. Read about a few of our growers that come back season after season.


Texas Winter Storm Update – IRC Response

Update: February 24, 2021. The IRC responded to extreme winter weather conditions affecting Texas, causing blackouts and water shortages. Both IRC locations in Dallas and Abilene are still closed however staff are actively responding to client needs remotely.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.


Refugee Youth Lay Groundwork for Dallas Parks

Longtime friends Eh Kaw, Saw Lay, Tala, and Win Tin have always loved the outdoors. Now they're taking that passion and putting it into action in Dallas parks and beyond.