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


Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.


World Refugee Day 2021 in Arizona

World Refugee Day is on June 20th! Between June 14th and June 20th (and always) we’re acknowledging the strength and resiliency of our new neighbors, and the talents and skills they bring to our communities here in Arizona.


Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation

Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.


Arizona will welcome more refugees in 2021. Here's how you can help.

In Arizona, the IRC is already working to resettle newly arrived refugees while preparing for increased arrivals in the months to come. So far this year, the IRC has resettled 46 refugees in Phoenix and 14 in Tucson. 22 more refugees are currently scheduled in Phoenix and 26 scheduled in Tucson. Additional refugee arrivals are expected to be scheduled as the year continues.


Reception Services Volunteer

IRC Tucson is looking for volunteers to help work the front desk at as we slowly reopen the office. Learn about IRC's array of programs and services while gaining cross-cultural communication skills and supporting staff and clients!


Supporting asylum-seekers with the Arizona Asylum Network

The Arizona Asylum Network is a network of medical and behavioral health professionals from across the state, who volunteer to conduct evaluations for asylum-seekers.


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.


Virtual VITA volunteer: Sign up from anywhere

Guide refugee and immigrant communities through the tax preparation process.


Helping the Most Vulnerable through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IRC in Tucson has partnered with the Pima County Health Department to provide critical information and testing for COVID-19 to the most vulnerable communities in Tucson.


Thank you for making refugees welcome in Arizona!

The IRC in Arizona wants to thank you for making refugees welcome this year!