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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.


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Everyone Counts: IRC in Arizona and the US Census

Everyone counts for the 2020 US Census. To ensure that refugees and immigrants are counted, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Arizona has been working with the Census Bureau, the City of Phoenix, ethnic community-based organizations, and other partners to ensure that everyone is counted,


COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Relief is Available in Phoenix!

The City of Phoenix, in partnership with Wildfire and several other community agencies, including the International Rescue Committee, recently launched a rent and utility assistance program for refugees and asylees. Refugees and asylees who are residents of the City of Phoenix will be eligible to apply and receive assistance for rent, mortgage, water bills, and electricity bills.


Refugee Microbusiness Resiliency Grant Application Open!

The City of Phoenix, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), is providing grants of up to $5,000 to refugee or asylee owned microbusiness.


Young Immigrant Gets Help in Her Drive to Success

Umeeda Shalizi, 23, gives the impression that she’s going places and that she will not be hindered by the places she’s been.


World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Learn about human trafficking and what you can do on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.


Refugee Made Masks

Need a face mask? Support a refugee entrepreneur by ordering #RefugeeMadeMasks from them!


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.