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.
IRC Florida staff meet with Congress in DC
In May the IRC in Florida’s Deputy Director, Regina Bernadin, and Tallahassee Site Manager, Una Bilic, joined refugee leaders and advocates from across the country for a special two-day advocacy event in Washington, DC.
Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US
Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.
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.