News from Miami, FL
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Miami, FL, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Learning the ropes in a new culture takes time, it can also be stressful. Newly arrived refugees can find it challenging to handle the day -to- day demands of life and understand U.S. American values and culture. Caseworkers often do not have time to help them with everyday struggles.
A Message from Executive Director, Suzy Cop
Statement from the IRC of Miami's Executive Director, Suzy Cop, on the President's Determination on Refugees
Miami Volunteer Information Session
Information sessions on how to volunteer with the IRC in Miami occur monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month. The last Volunteer Orientation of 2017 will be December 21st , 2017.
Be a force for change in Miami.
Refugio Gala Miami - March 16, 2017
Please join us March 16, 2017 for the Refugio Gala in Miami. The Refugio Gala helps refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States become self-sufficient, productive members of the Miami community. Your support will benefit the work of the IRC in Miami and help assist newly arrived refugees as they rebuild their lives.
Combating human trafficking in Miami
Trafficking in persons -- also known as "human trafficking" -- is a form of modern-day slavery. Men, women and children from around the world are forced to work against their will in many industries including the sex trade. An estimated $150 billion global industry, trafficking affects virtually every country around the world. Anywhere from 700,000 to 4 million persons worldwide are trafficked across or within national borders every year. Victims have been trafficked in both rural and urban areas of the United States.
The IRC in Miami Citizenship Day Celebration!
Victorious Citizenship Graduation Event in 2016!
Other ways to get involved in Miami
There are many ways to get involved in IRC's work in Miami.
Spread the word in Miami
Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.
Items needed for refugees in Miami
The IRC in Miami is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Resettlement Shop or as part of an initial apartment setup.