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News from Wichita, KS

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


How to help our Afghan neighbors in Kansas

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Wichita is working alongside communities and partners to support Afghans living in Kansas and ensuring a warm welcome for those families soon to arrive in the coming weeks and months.


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.


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.


Host a DIY Fundraiser for Refugees in Kansas!

By organizing a DIY fundraiser, you are helping spread awareness about refugees in Kansas while providing critical funding necessary to build firm foundations upon which refugee families can strive to regain control of their future.


7 ways to support refugees in Kansas

Find out how to support and welcome refugees in Kansas


Run for Refugees 5k

Join the International Rescue Committee in our 2nd Annual Virtual Run/Walk for Refugees. The funds raised will support critical services at the IRC, ensuring families have the support they need to thrive in their communities.


Volunteer Spotlight: Leane

Meet Leane: Social worker, world traveler, community advocate & IRC Anti-Trafficking Intern


Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy

Meet Betsy: Educator, Mother and Long-time IRC Volunteer


Volunteer Spotlight: Olivia

Meet Olivia: Social Worker, nature enthusiast and IRC Youth Program Volunteer


Volunteers are the heart and soul of the IRC

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the IRC. Read about just a few of the volunteers who give their time.