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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.


A Taste of the IRC Celebrates the Cuisine, Art and Culture of Refugees

The International Rescue Committee in San Diego hosted the 12th Annual A Taste of the IRC dinner and welcomed over 300 guests to experience first-hand the what refugees bring to the table – from international cuisine to art from around the world, the event celebrated the culture and contributions of San Diego’s refugees.


IRC in San Diego: August Highlights

Check out our highlights and success stories from the month of August.


Meet the refugee chefs of “A Taste of the IRC”

A Taste of the IRC, our 12th annual fundraising dinner, is a night of celebration, community and welcome featuring cuisines from around the world. Meet a few of the refugee chefs bringing a taste of their home countries to San Diego on September 5th.


IRC Youth Go Behind the Scenes of Fox Sports San Diego

The IRC in San Diego partnered with Fox Sports San Diego to provide over 50 refugee youth with a career exploration opportunity, studio tour and a chance to experience their first-ever baseball game.


Refugee Youth Receive $15k in Scholarship Awards

With your support, the IRC in San Diego was able to provide $15,000 in scholarship awards to 15 refugee youth. The Refugee Youth Scholarship Fund gives recent high school graduates the opportunity to access higher education.


College Readiness Volunteer

Are you familiar with the college application process and FAFSA application? Become a College Readiness Volunteer to help our refugee students go on to higher education!


Refugee Youth Scholarship: Abdulfatah's Story

“When I was in Ethiopia, I couldn’t imagine a future for myself. Then we came here." Each year, the IRC in San Diego awards scholarships like Abdulfatah to refugee youth entering their first year of college or university.


San Diego's A Taste of the IRC Dinner

September 5, 2019

Join over 250 generous individuals, supportive businesses and like-minded organizations to enjoy international cuisine catered by local refugee-owned restaurants while raising critical funds to support families rebuilding their lives in San Diego.


International Documentary Film Series

Join us for our 11th annual International Documentary Film Series. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.


Teacher and Afghan refugee shares her story at this year’s #IRCFilmSeries

Join us on May 1st for a special screening of Angels Are Made of Light, a documentary following school-aged children in Kabul, Afghanistan, with guest speaker and IRC client, Farahnaz Anwari, who taught in Afghan conflict zones for nearly 20 years.