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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.


Meet Ibrahim, a New American striving for the American Dream

Ibrahim pursued ambitious goals after arriving in the U.S. from Sudan in 2012: from completing high school to becoming a U.S. Citizen, Ibrahim is living his American Dream.


Yousef & Hawaa, farming from Darfur to Draper

Yousef grew up farming in Darfur. After he and his family were resettled in Salt Lake City, they began farming with New Roots, a program of the IRC in Salt Lake City.


Refugee Resettlement: Positive Integration

The IRC in Salt Lake City is currently running a series, “Refugee Resettlement”, describing our efforts to resettle and serve refugees and their families who now call the Beehive State “home.” Part three, the final in the series, focuses on the programs and services offered to support refugees’ and New Americans’ efforts to positively integrate beyond resettlement.


Refugee Goat Project celebrates new site

In October, community members gathered at the East African Refugee Goat Project of Utah’s new ranch site for a day of goat herding, activities and a potluck.


Unitarians welcome refugees in Salt Lake City

The Refugee Resettlement Committee at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City goes above and beyond to ensure that newly arrived refugees resettled by the IRC in Salt Lake City feel welcome and comfortable in their new home.


Goat Ranch Group Volunteer Opportunity

The goat ranch is moving! Gather your friends or family and help with much needed infrastructure projects as we prepare the new site for the goats.


Host a DIY Fundraiser for refugees in Utah!

By organizing a DIY Fundraiser, you are helping spread awareness about refugees in Utah while providing critical funding necessary to build firm foundations upon which refugee families can strive to regain control of their future.


Clothing drive prepares newly arrived refugees for winter

Over 300 newly arrived refugees received winter clothing necessities generously donated by community supporters as they prepare for their first winter in Utah.


Refugee Resettlement: Reaching self-sufficiency

The IRC in Salt Lake City is currently running a series, “Refugee Resettlement”, describing our efforts to resettle and serve refugee individuals and families who now call the Beehive State “home.” Part two focuses on efforts to reach self-sufficiency and positively integrate into Salt Lake County.


IRC Gender Equality Champions gathered in Nairobi

In September, Jenny Hart, the IRC in Salt Lake City’s maternal & child health coordinator, attended an international Gender Equality Champion Conference for IRC staff hosted in Nairobi, Kenya.