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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.


IRC Offices in Phoenix and Tucson to Become IRC in Arizona

Starting in 2019, the Phoenix and Tucson offices of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will unify as the IRC in Arizona! Aaron Rippenkroeger, who has served as Executive Director of the IRC in Phoenix since August 2018, has been named the new Executive Director of the IRC in Arizona.


Together Again: Family Reunited

Conflict and policy decisions kept Mariam and her four children separated from Yousef, Mariam’s husband and the children’s father, for years. Now, with the help of the IRC, the family is reunited in Tucson.


New Partnership Provides Computers to Refugees

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson has recently partnered with PCs for Refugees in Phoenix to provide much needed computers to IRC’s refugee clients.


Hygiene Kits Donation Drive

Help support refugee clients enrolled in health education classes by donating hygiene kits.


Tucson Walks a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

On March 14, 2019, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson hosted the 2nd Annual “Walk A Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes” event, in partnership with We Are All America and the University of Arizona.


URGENT: Help asylum-seeking families in Phoenix

Up to 200 asylum-seekers, many of them women and children, arrive in Arizona every day. The IRC, along with partner organizations, is providing emergency assistance to help these families connect with their loved ones in the United States. Help us make asylum seekers welcome by donating or volunteering today!


2nd Annual Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes

March 14, 2019

Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes is a simulation exercise for individuals to gain insights into the lives of refugees around the world.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Your donation of gently used clothes can help refugees thrive in Tucson!

Please consider donating your gently used clothes to the IRC Tucson for refugee families.


Citizenship Outreach Volunteer

Set up an information table at different community locations, such as libraries, to give out information about the naturalization process and future fairs. Inform potential clients of the services the International Rescue Committee provides, and how we can help them with their immigration related needs.