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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.


New Produce Box Program Helps Refugee Growers

Abdelgabar Mohamdian is a farmer at heart. He grew crops and raised livestock in Sudan. Now, 17 years after he came to the United States, he is growing vegetables and making them available to the community through the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Phoenix’s New Roots weekly produce box program.


Housing Support Volunteer

The Housing Support Volunteer will assist the Housing and Logistics Coordinator and Casework team to build resources for housing options for refugees along with assisting in setting up and moving refugees and asylees into their new homes. The volunteer will work with the Housing and Logistics Coordinator to identify safe, clean, and affordable homes and apartments for newly arrived refugees and asylees along with assisting in setting up and moving clients as needed and delivering food preparation for newly arriving refugees. Furthermore, the housing and support volunteer will also assist in identifying affordable housing resources for longer term refugee and asylees clients.


How the IRC is welcoming asylum-seekers in Phoenix

Nearly 100 asylum-seekers are arriving daily in Phoenix, fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries for the safety and freedom of the United States. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and our partner organizations are providing critical humanitarian assistance to these families when they arrive, including food, shelter, and medical assistance.


How to Donate Items for Phoenix Refugees

The IRC in Phoenix is committed to supporting newly arrived refugees on their journey from harm to home. As part of that commitment, we provide refugees with the basics they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in the U.S. Join our efforts by gathering much-needed in-kind donations to assist newly arrived refugee families and individuals as they work to regain control of their future and positively integrate into our community.


IRC's Refugee Film Festival

The IRC in Phoenix is partnering with the IRC in San Diego to bring the annual Refugee Film Festival to the Arizona community! We're bringing award-winning documentary film and engaging conversation to your home throughout the month of April through this virtual event. Films will be available to stream starting the Saturday before each live Q&A event, which will take place Wednesdays April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th at 6 pm. 

Join us for a celebration of international film, with education on issues facing displaced people and inspiration to get involved. Funds raised through this event will support the work of the IRC in Phoenix. 


Supporting asylum-seekers with the Arizona Asylum Network

The Arizona Asylum Network is a network of medical and behavioral health professionals from across the state, who volunteer to conduct evaluations for asylum-seekers.


Bridge the Digital Divide - Donate a Computer Today

Help bridge the digital divide by donating a laptop or computer to a newly arrived refugee family! 


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.


Q&A with IRC ALERT: Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the IRC is dedicated to educating the community about this critical issue, our work, and what you can do.


Volunteer Videographer- Short Term

The Adult Education team is seeking to create a series of videos to support newly arrived refugee adults acclimate to their new home and community.