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News from New York, NY

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.


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.


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.


Ramadan celebration

The International Rescue Committee in New York (IRC in NY) hosted their second annual Ramadan celebration on June 18, 2016 for newly resettled refugees and asylees to have a place to break their fast with other clients.


Food and agriculture job training program

New Roots NY and IRC’s POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Resilience) program have teamed up this spring to offer a comprehensive and engaging job training program.


Other ways to get involved in NYC

There are many ways to get involved with the IRC's work in NYC.


Spread the word in NYC

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.


How to donate to NYC

Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.


Robert P. DeVecchi Emergency Fund

Robert P. DeVecci Emergency Fund established.