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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Seattle, WA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


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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.


Employee-led initiatives making an impact

Welcoming Refugees Alliance, a partner-led group at Starbucks, collaborate with the IRC and other community organizations to help make Washington a welcoming place for newcomers. Learn more about their efforts over the past year!


2020 Year in Review

Looking back on 2020, and forward to a healthy, hopeful new year.


Join our team

The IRC in Seattle is recruiting a Program Specialist, Youth Program Coordinator, and three English Language Learning Support Educators!


Flu and COVID-19 prevention flyers

Share information to help keep our community healthy. Flyers available to download in Arabic, English, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian. Additional languages to come.


Winter Welcome Donation Drive

Give newcomers a warm welcome by donating winter coats for youth & adults!


The IRC in Seattle launches new digital equity initiative

Due to the pandemic, many aspects of life have gone digital - work, learning, resource navigation, socializing. The IRC's new digital equity initiative helps newcomers access critical resources and skill-building in order to overcome the so-called digital divide.


Participant Spotlight: "Being an interpreter means always helping others."

Two years ago, 29-year-old Eiman landed in Seattle from Afghanistan with her husband and two young sons. She began building a new home here in Washington and with help from the IRC’s Economic Empowerment Program, Eiman pursued a new career as a professional interpreter.


Digital Equity Intern (Remote)

Join the IRC in Seattle as a Digital Equity Intern!