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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.


Help Asylum Seeking Families

Help Asylum Seeking Families


Help House Refugees

We are teaming up with Airbnb to help connect refugees with free, temporary housing as they settle into their new communities. Learn how you can use your extra space to provide a warm, welcoming stay for refugees through Airbnb’s Open Homes program.


Growing "New Roots" in Phoenix

New Roots is a food security program that focuses on giving our clients the opportunity to grow their own produce and also turn around and sell that produce if they so choose.


World Bazaar PHX

December 8, 2018

World Bazaar PHX returns with more culture, cuisine, and community than ever! Experience over 50 different vendors selling food, art, and homemade goods from around the world at this FREE event – perfect for holiday shopping! Enjoy live music and dance performances from Africa, Asia, and Latin America! Join us for a one of a kind experience you can’t have anywhere else! #WorldBazaarPHX


Finance Volunteer

The Finance and Administration Department is responsible for the IRC in Phoenix’s financial accounting functions and the oversight of the financial accounting processes of the office to support programs.


Women at Work: IRC Manufacturing Works Career Course

The IRC's Manufacturing Works Career Course prepares refugees for high-paying careers in manufacturing.


Financial Coach Intern or Volunteer

Financial Opportunity Center is seeking an intern or volunteer to assist the Financial Coach in working with Refugees seeking financial stability.


New executive director to lead IRC in Phoenix

Aaron Rippenkroeger was recently appointed as the Interim Executive Director for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Phoenix in July 2018. Aaron brings 19 years of experience in refugee service, including many years of experience with the IRC, to the position.


Science, Art, and Personal Growth: the 2018 Refugee Youth Summer Program

The Refugee Youth Summer Program, jointly led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Phoenix and Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, provides an opportunity to better prepare refugee youth for their classes in the fall. The goal of the program is to empower youth, through building social skills, facilitating adjustment to the U.S. academic environment, and connecting them to their community.


Seeking Safety: Asylum-Seekers and Asylees in Phoenix

Seeking asylum is a legal right for families and individuals fleeing from violence and persecution. However the asylum-seeking process can be difficult and lengthy, leaving them in prolonged vulnerabilities and uncertainties. The IRC in Phoenix has seen a large increase in asylum-seekers and asylees seeking services. In fiscal year 2018 alone, the IRC has served 49 asylees and 31 asylum seekers, primarily from Latin America and Africa.