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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.

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Driver's licenses open new pathways to opportunity

Finding a job is the first order of business for most adults arriving in San Diego as refugees, but sometimes finding a way to get to work can be even more challenging than finding the job itself.  

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Couple realizes dream to open sweet shop

Nael and Manar left their business behind when they fled Iraq, last year they opened a new shop in Spring Valley.

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Employment Success: 64 jobs in January

As of January 31st, 64 people have new jobs, from farming to physicians assistants.

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Arrivals Update: Local impacts of the travel ban

More refugees will arrive in February than any month so far this fiscal year - but not from Syria, Iraq or Somalia, previously three of the most common countries of origin for families served by the IRC in San Diego.

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Vocational ESL Classroom Assistant

Learning English is an important component of arriving to the United States as a refugee. Help us support those who are looking to learn a new language! Click here for more information.

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Career Development Assistant

Want to utilize your skills assisting low income community members and refugees in moving beyond entry level jobs to professional, living wage careers? Click here to learn more!

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Donna Duvin starts as San Diego executive director

Ms. Duvin joined the San Diego office in January 2018.

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Family remains divided one year after first executive order

Most of Mohamed and Mumina's family members made it to the U.S. in 2017, but some remain separated in Dadaab, Kenya uncertain when they will see their relatives again.

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Donate a vehicle

Donate your unwanted car to help a family rebuilding their life in San Diego.

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San Diego Internship Opportunities

Academic internships currently available at the IRC in San Diego.

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