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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.


Speakers Bureau engages community to learn more about refugees

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s Speakers Bureau educates the community about the refugees we serve and how they can get involved.


Community fulfills holiday wish lists for refugees in Utah

Over 70 community sponsors worked to fulfill wish lists for 110 newly arrived refugee families and individuals this holiday season during our annual holiday gift drive, Light One Candle.


Rescue Partner Awards presented to key supporters in Utah

At our annual fundraising dinner, Breaking Bread, Rescue Partner Awards were presented to key supporters in Utah for their dedication to supporting refugees.


Career development creates long-term opportunities for refugees

"The idea of career development is to support refugees and New Americans in creating sustainable, long-term employment and economic opportunities,” Adrian Dehlin, career development AmeriCorps VISTA explains.


Community shows support during 4th Breaking Bread

On November 21st, nearly 300 community members gathered to break bread and welcome our New American friends to this place we all call home.


Join our efforts in 2020!

In 2020, the IRC in Salt Lake City looks forward to continuing our efforts to welcome refugees and offer myriad diverse programs to help them reach self-sufficiency and positively integrate into their new community. Join us in making refugees welcome!


Spice to Go Volunteer

Help refugee, immigrant and low-income Utahns share their amazing food with the community! Shifts are Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm for volunteers 14 or older, this role does not require a background check.


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.