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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.


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. 


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!