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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.


Finding Resilience in the Desert

June 26th is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The IRC provides specialized programs for survivors of torture in Arizona.


Urgently Needed: Masks

The CDC now advises anyone going into public wear cloth masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. IRC in Phoenix and Tuscon urgently needs cloth or single-use masks to help those we serve protect themselves, their families and help reduce the spread of Covid-19.


IRC and partners launch Arizona Refugee Emergency Fund

Arizona community partners across the state are launching a first-time initiative to raise emergency relief funds and help struggling refugee and asylum-seeking families who have been impacted by COVID-19.


How we are helping refugees in Arizona during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in countless ways, but our work at the International Rescue Committee continues. While our offices may be temporarily closed, we are here for refugees, immigrants, and our community, no matter what.


Face Masks Needed

IRC is looking for sewing volunteers who would be interested in making Face Masks that we can provide to Refugee clients.


International Rescue Committee Mobilizes Arizona Response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of those we serve. To do so, the IRC in Arizona is modifying our operations to focus on essential services for refugees and immigrants while taking appropriate safety precautions for clients and staff.


Growing potential with New Roots

Like the tiny seedlings in the greenhouse at the CamelBackyard Community Food Hub, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Phoenix’s New Roots Farm Stand has a lot of potential.


Melrose Street Fair Volunteer

Come support our clients as they participate in this community event.


Surviving human trafficking

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


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.