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


How you can help Refugees in New York

Americans have the opportunity to help refugees in their own backyards. Every year, the International Rescue Committee and other nonprofit organizations contract with the US government to help up to 110,000 refugees a year resettle, find jobs and housing, and integrate into American life. 


Thank you from the IRC in NY and NJ!

The International Rescue Committee in New York and New Jersey would like to thank all who have supported refugee programs financially and through in-kind donations this past year.


Community Health Promoter program

The IRC in NY is currently conducting a Community Health Promoter (CHP) pilot program. Drawing from best practices of similar programs throughout the IRC network, this pilot is the result of a collaborative effort to educate and empower recently arrived refugees on topics related to health and wellness.


Open Volunteer and Intern positions in NY

The IRC in New York is still recruiting for several intern and volunteer positions.


Spread the word through Crowdrise!

Now more than ever, individual private support is crucial to the work we do in resettling refugee families and our work with the immigrant community.


Refugees highlight their culinary skills at the Bronx community garden

Clients participate in cooking demonstrations at the IRC in New York community garden in the Bronx and learn about healthy eating in America.


Employer Spotlight: MM.LaFleur

Luxury women's apparel and accessories brand, MM.LaFleur is the IRC in New York's newest employer of refugees.


GenR: NY Von Happy Hour

October 27, 2016

Drop by Von for an after-work cocktail to network with other humanitarians and learn more about GenR


National Family Reunification Network Conference

In 2015, the IRC in NY began a new program to serve unaccompanied minors as part of a partnership with Heartland Alliance.  Unaccompanied minors are undocumented children who have entered the United States without a parent or legal guardian and then enter the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.  


Permanent residents apply for citizenship

The IRC in New York's Immigration team spent the day at the Brooklyn Public Library on August 19th for the monthly citizenship workshop that is held on the third Friday of every month.