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


San Diego COVID-19 Resource Archives

IRC in San Diego's COVID-19 resource archives.


How to help families through in-kind donations

Help provide a warmer welcome by sending much-needed items to refugee families.


Three ways to support refugees and asylum-seekers over the holidays

From supporting refugee-owned businesses to purchasing a warm winter coat from an IRC wish list, your support can make a huge difference this holiday season.


US Election - What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about the Nov. 3, 2020 U.S. elections.


Meet IRC's Entrepreneur of the Year, Ranna Jajju

Ranna Jajju, owner of Threading by Ranna in Linda Vista, is a former refugee from Iraq, who resettled to San Diego back in 2009. Since then, she has opened up two businesses and most recently shined as a stellar example as a small business leadership and resilience during a global pandemic.


VITA Virtual Tax Preparation Volunteer

Provide support to individuals and families with incomes below the national average by guiding them through the tax preparation process! No tax preparation experience needed! Join our program virtually from anywhere in the US!


San Diego: COVID-19 Updates

Stay tuned to the IRC in San Diego's response and mitigation plans to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and clients.


Register to Vote Here!

1 in 10 eligible voters are new Americans! The IRC is here to support with voter education to support naturalized citizens and eligible voters. If you are not eligible to vote, do not register to vote as it will have consequences on your immigration status. If you are not yet a U.S. citizen, contact the IRC's immigration services by calling or texting (408) 472-3675.


IRC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The International Rescue Committee is now host to a Small Business Development Center.


Join us for "10 Days of A Taste of the IRC"

September 12, 2020

We are taking our annual fundraising dinner, "A Taste of the IRC," online! Join us this September for stories of resilience, tastes from around the world & a way to give back to refugee and immigrant communities.