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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.


IRC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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


The IRC in San Diego Immigration Services

The IRC in San Diego provides immigration services and application help, citizenship preparation classes, Know-Your-Rights Trainings and more. Click here to learn more about immigration services available for San Diego residents.


How to Help Refugees in San Diego

With a renewed humanitarian focus on immigration policies under the new presidential administration, more families will be able to find safety in America. Learn about the many ways you can help refugees in San Diego.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

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


How to help families through in-kind donations

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


Virtual Front Desk Volunteer – VITA Program

Support our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program remotely with administrative tasks and welcoming clients!


Winter Welcome: In-kind and gift card campaign

This holiday season, give refugee and asylum-seeking families a 'winter welcome' with much-needed in-kind donation items as well as gift cards which allow families to purchase exactly what they need.


San Diego COVID-19 Resource Archives

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


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.


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.