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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.


"Refugees are just like you, they want to lead a normal life."

At this year’s International Documentary Film Series, we were joined by two special guest speakers from the IRC in San Diego’s Peacemakers program who shared their thoughts and reactions to the film “This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees." One of our speakers, Hind Osman, shared her story of coming to the U.S. as a refugee when she was a child.


Other ways to get involved in San Diego

There are many ways to get involved with the IRC's work in San Diego.


Spread the word in San Diego

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.


Items needed for refugees in San Diego

The IRC in San Diego is committed to supporting our refugee clients in their journey from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities they will need to start rebuilding their lives.


How to donate to San Diego

Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without the support of our community.


Mustafa's Path to Success

Hard work is paying off for Mustafa since arriving in the US.


Provisional Waivers Help Keep Families Together

Angelica did not want to take her family and risk the violence and poverty she had fled in Mexico, nor did she wish to continue living in the shadows of being undocumented in the U.S. She thought the only other option would be to tear their family apart with one parent living on each side of the border.