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News from San Diego, CA

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.


Recognizing strength in some remarkable refugees

Learn the inspiring stories of five Refugee Resilience Award honorees in San Diego


Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to welcome refugees to your community is to pull together your networks and social groups through a fundraiser. Now more than ever, individual private support is crucial to the work we do in resettling refugee families and our work with the immigrant community. Raising funds through group efforts with your friends and family is a great help as we head into uncertain times.


Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.


A Taste of the IRC

November 2, 2017

Join supporters, clients, and staff for an evening of delicious food, specialty drinks, and inspiring stories of success at the IRC in San Diego's annual fundraising event.


International Documentary Film Series

Join us for our 9th annual International Documentary Film Series. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.


Youth Ambassador Program 2017

July 12, 2017

The International Rescue Committee’s Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) strives to engage high school students in a conversation about current events and issues facing the global community.


Refugee youth pursue future dreams

Local refugee youth will attend UC Santa Cruz to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.


IRC Perspective: Refugee Youth Overcome Unique Challenges to Academic Success

Each year over half of the refugees resettled by the IRC in San Diego are children; in 2016 56% of new arrivals were under 18 years old. Having reached the US, their futures are brighter than the uncertainty, conflict and violence they left behind but as they enter the American education system, refugee youth face a unique set of barriers to academic success.


Internship Opportunities in San Diego

Internships are available for recent graduates and students currently enrolled in an educational institution.


Family Reunites as new Executive Order is put on hold

After four years of waiting to come to the US, Nadia Hasan Madalo and her family were in the air on the way to San Diego when the most recent Executive Order on refugees was put on hold, giving other families the same chance.