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News from Salt Lake City, UT

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.


New Roots introduces new market in downtown Salt Lake City

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City plants a third market at the IRC office for fresh, crisp summer produce.


IRC in Salt Lake City responds to COVID-19

Learn more about the IRC in Salt Lake City's response to COVID-19 in Utah, our efforts to ensure refugee families continue to receive the critical services they need, and ways you can help refugees in our community over the coming weeks and months.


Spice Kitchen Incubator Community Food Box Volunteer

Support the refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs of IRC's Spice Kitchen Incubator by becoming a volunteer with the Community Food Box Program.


East African Goat Project Community Volunteer

Come volunteer at the East African Goat Project with some of our refugee families!


Utah Immigration Collaborative launched

With support from the Utah Bar Foundation and other funding partners, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City alongside four local legal service providers—Catholic Community Services of Utah, Comunidades Unidas, Holy Cross Ministries, and Immigrant Legal Services—is excited to announce the launch of the Utah Immigration Collaborative, a community solution to providing broader, more cohesive legal immigration services to immigrants in the Beehive State.


Refugees reflect on life in Utah for World Refugee Day

After living here for a year, refugees reflect on what it means to live in the Beehive State.


A day in the life of Olga Mbongo, IRC caseworker

Olga Mbongo, a caseworker at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, shares what brought her to the IRC and the surprises that come with her job.


IRC volunteers bring census resources to refugees

Spreading the word and spreading resources: volunteers at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City call refugees to provide more information about Census 2020.


Cultural Orientation re-oriented to a virtual environment

Danielle Parker, an AmeriCorps member, shares her process of adapting Cultural Orientation for newly arrived refugees during a time of physical distancing restrictions due to COVID-19.


Meet Flavia, a budding refugee writer

For the first time, Flavia, a budding writer resettled as a refugee by the IRC in Salt Lake City, is sharing her work with the community.