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


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.


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.


Celebrating Janvier on World Refugee Day

IRC recognizes one refugee who is the first person in his family to graduate high school in the United States: Congratulations Janvier!


Celebrating mothers in our community

Right now, more than ever, it feels as if everyone in the world could use a hug from their mother, grandmother, or someone else who feels like a mother to them. This Mother’s Day we got the chance to celebrate these women who mean so much to us all, including the many refugee mothers who inspire us daily.


Refugees are essential workers in Missoula

Many refugees in Missoula are working on the front lines as essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


Haben, tell us about...

This month Haben, an Eritrean refugee who was resettled by the IRC to Missoula three years ago, tells us abut her experience. When she arrived she spoke only a handful of words in English, but now speaks well enough to be interviewed for this story without interpretation.


Sahar, tell us about...

Our first in a new series of stories where refugees are asked about their experiences in Missoula.


Senior Day for Janvier

Janvier, who was resettled in Missoula with his family in 2018, has learned important skills and forged strong friendships while playing on his high school's soccer team.


Celebrating three years in Missoula

The IRC in Missoula recently marked three years of resettling refugees in the community with a celebration in Bonner Park.