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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


East African Refugee Goat Project is now Utah Refugee Goats!

A nonprofit organization, Utah Refugee Goats, was founded by the East African refugee communities who initially started the Goat Project and has assumed management of the goat ranch.


Many work to welcome refugees home

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is responsible to ensure refugee families have a place of their own to call home when they arrive to the United States.


IRC builds a virtual reality introduction to school

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City’s education team partnered with Milad Mozari, an assistant professor at the University of Utah’s College of Architecture & Planning, to collaborate on a virtual reality project for refugee and new American youth attending school in the United States.


Clever Octopus engages community to sew bags for refugees

Clever Octopus's Craft with a Cause program supports families and individuals by crafting and donating useful items out of materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill.


Utah Refugee Goats Volunteer

Join the Utah Refugee Goats volunteer force: Feed and play with goats!


Items needed for refugees in Salt Lake City

The IRC in Salt Lake City is committed to supporting newly arrived refugees on their journey from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide refugees with the basics they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in the U.S.


Artists celebrated on World Refugee Day

Meet the artists in Utah who are changing the world by sharing their stories.


Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.


Brothers from Venezuela fulfill a dream with their new book

Leander and Jesús first came to the United States in 2016 as asylum seekers with their family. They have continued to think about Venezuela and wonder how they can help the country that they love so much. Then, it occurred to them: a book to raise funds to feed other children.


Niyera & Htay tackle the U.S. Citizenship exam together

Niyera, a former refugee and current citizenship tutor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, worked closely with Htay to help her study for her U.S. citizenship exam. Htay just passed her exam this past month.