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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.


International Women’s Day Celebration Highlights Strength, Resilience of Refugee Women

Refugee women and girls share their personal journeys and future goals through poems and stories.


IRC Viewpoint: Living in Limbo

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created in order to help those that immigrated to the United States when they were children, usually through circumstances out of their control.


Funds Needed for Refugee Youth Scholarships

Each year the IRC in San Diego provides scholarships to support refugee youth heading to two- or four-year college. Help us reach our goal of providing at least 15 scholarships this year!


Project CHOP

The IRC in San Diego’s new social enterprise, Project CHOP, employs newly arrived refugees to handcraft vegetable platters paired with original flavorful dips inspired by the extraordinary culinary traditions of San Diego’s refugee communities.


"They are our hope for the future..."

Families find hope in the opportunities their children will have in the US


Human Rights Watch Film Festival

"Using the Power of Film to Make a Difference." February 2-5, 2017


We all deserve to live in peace

A young Somali refugee shares her story in hopes of raising awareness to improve the lives of youth around the world. "We all deserve to live in peace…free from fear…but we also deserve to be contributing members of society, no matter where we live."


How to Help Refugees in San Diego

Learn about the many ways you can help refugees in San Diego.


Don't Forget to Vote!

Abdisalan, a refugee from Somalia, is grateful for the help he found at the IRC, from after school tutoring to becoming a US citizen.


Syrian family finds safety in San Diego

After nearly five years fleeing the violence that overtook their hometown of Hama, Syria, Noor and his wife have finally reached a place where they can provide their children with a future full of opportunity.