Search form

Return to Tucson, AZ

News from Tucson, AZ

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.


National Volunteer Week 2020

Thank you to each and every one of our amazing volunteers and incredible interns.


How we are helping refugees in Arizona during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in countless ways, but our work at the International Rescue Committee continues. While our offices may be temporarily closed, we are here for refugees, immigrants, and our community, no matter what.


Partnering with Pivot Produce

IRC Tucson is thrilled to partner with Pivot Produce! See how Pivot supports refugees in the Tucson community and provides fresh, nutritious food to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.


International Rescue Committee Mobilizes Arizona Response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of those we serve. To do so, the IRC in Arizona is modifying our operations to focus on essential services for refugees and immigrants while taking appropriate safety precautions for clients and staff.


Thank you for standing with refugees and immigrants!

Thank you! We have been humbled and inspired by the response from the Phoenix and Tucson communities during this challenging year.


Save the Date! December 3rd #GivingTuesday

The IRC in Tucson is committed to raising $20,000 in 24 hours to ensure the refugees and immigrants we serve annually continue to have access to our vital, life-changing programs and assistance, and we need your help to reach this goal!


A Bountiful Summer at New Roots Tucson

The New Roots Program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson empowers refugees and other community members to grow their own food for their families and for the market. Many refugees have agrarian backgrounds, and the program allows them to employ their skills for the economic advancement of themselves and their families. 


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.