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News from Phoenix, AZ

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


Surviving human trafficking

For 55 people in metropolitan Phoenix, Human Trafficking Awareness Month is more than an abstraction.


Citizenship Teacher Volunteer

Help individuals prepare for the citizenship test.


From refugee to Camelback Corridor business owner

At first glance, you might think Ming’s Water and Ice is just another business along the Camelback Light Rail Corridor, a major transit corridor in the heart of uptown Phoenix. However, a closer look at refugee owner Nick Ming's story shows an entrepreneurial spirit shared by many refugees. 


Thank you for standing with refugees and immigrants!

Thank you! We have been humbled and inspired by the response from the Phoenix and Tucson communities during this challenging year.


Support foster youth with Birdies for Charity!

Support foster youth in our Opportunity Passport program through the Birdies for Charity campaign!


Donate to our Holiday Giving Campaign

The annual Holiday Giving Campaign (HGC) festively provides newly arrived refugee families with gifts consisting of greatly needed items provided by donors and community partners. Serving over 100 refugees last year alone, HGC generated nearly $80,000 worth of items, services, and volunteer time, making HGC the largest, most impactful outreach event of the year for the IRC in Phoenix.


Empowering, inspiring, and connecting refugee girls

Forty refugee girls participated in a day of activities for International Day of the Girl hosted by the International Rescue Committee and Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council.


New Refugee Business Directory - Fall 2019!

The International Rescue Committee in Phoenix has helped over 200 refugees start their own business. Check out the Fall 2019 Refugee Business Directory for a list of refugee restaurants, artists, and other businesses across the Valley!


Welcome Center for Asylum-Seeking Families Launches

On July 27th, the Phoenix Welcome Center for Asylum-Seeking Families opened its doors for the first time. This was a beginning to the humanitarian assistance provided by the IRC and partner organizations.  


IRC Offices in Phoenix and Tucson to Become IRC in Arizona

Starting in 2019, the Phoenix and Tucson offices of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will unify as the IRC in Arizona! Aaron Rippenkroeger, who has served as Executive Director of the IRC in Phoenix since August 2018, has been named the new Executive Director of the IRC in Arizona.