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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.


From Refugee To Restaurant Owner

How Refugees Contribute to the U.S. Economy


Press Release: Literacy Garden

IRC Tucson's Nutrition & Food Security Program builds a community garden for refugees in the Amphi neighborhood, in partnership with Literacy Connects.


The IRC in Tucson celebrates International Women's Day

Gender equity is woven in all of IRC's programming. We believe that women's rights are human rights.


IRC Presents: Global Refugee Trends and Resettlement Update

March 27, 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees publishes an annual report on the migration trends of refugees and displaced persons around the world. This session will cover the global refugee resettlement trends and provide the community with an update on local resettlement.


IRC Tucson honors former refugee staff members

The International Rescue Committee in Tucson is honored to work with inspirational individuals every day. These are some of their stories.


IRC Presents: Refugee Health

February 27, 2018

Explore the health needs of refugees and the community’s efforts to assist them in navigating the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


Refugees thriving in Tucson

Refugees have a keen understanding that their resettlement in Tucson is an opportunity for a second chance to build a life free from war and the trauma and loss it brings.


Syrian family continues to wait

One year after the first Executive Order barring travel from seven Muslim-majority nations was passed, Mariam continues to hope that her husband can join their family in Tucson.


Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes

March 18, 2018

In partnership with the Tucson Jewish Community Center, this simulation event will provide the community an insight into the hardships, frustrations, and often the pain that refugees endure along their journey.