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News from Richmond, VA

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Richmond, VA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


IRC staff meet with Rep. Abigail Spanberger

IRC staff from Richmond and Charlottesville met with Virginia 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger to discuss refugees' positive impact on the community.


IRC in Richmond Open House

September 16, 2019

Please join us for an Open House in celebration of our new office and Welcoming Week.


IRC in Richmond to Move to New Office Space in July

The space includes a dedicated conference room, Resettlement Store, and Child Watch room.


World Refugee Day Documentary Screenings

June 20, 2019

In honor of World Refugee Day join the IRC in Richmond in screening two powerful documentaries that reveal the strife, struggles and incredible resilience of four individuals who were forced to flee their homeland.


IRC Gender Champion in Tanzania Resettles in Richmond

After more than 20 years in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Abedi Shishi and his family are welcomed in Richmond.


The IRC in Richmond will host SIV Sips

March 2, 2019

Inviting SIVs, refugees, and veterans to share their experience over coffee.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Summit in Richmond

The IRC in Richmond co-hosted a two-day summit for volunteers and leaders of community, faith, and civic organizations.


Housing Volunteer

Help the IRC in Richmond find safe, affordable housing for refugees arriving to our city.


Resettlement Shop Volunteer

Be a personal shopper!