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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.


In the midst of chaos, one refugee graduates with a bright future

Six years after arriving in Kansas, one refugee achieves his dream.


IRC in Kansas Refugee Amazon Wishlists

Purchase items needed for refugee families to be delivered directly to their doorstep.


Virtual English Tutors

Virtual English tutors will work adults to acquire conversational English skills and to use those skills to meet self-identified goals, such as job advancement.


Run (or Walk) for Refugees

Join the International Rescue Committee in our first ever 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 during this time of uncertainty. 


Census 2020: We All Count

The 2020 Census is here! Find out what the IRC is doing to make our community count.


Office Closure

The International Rescue Committee in Wichita is closed to staff, clients and the general public due to COVID-19. Staff will continue to communicate with clients remotely during this time.


IRC in Kansas comes together

Our amazing team in Kansas is working hard to put together and deliver essential supplies—including food—to clients across the Wichita metro area. Thank you to our community for continuing to support our work during this time! Your support makes our work possible, and for that, we could not be more grateful.


#WeGotThis Challenge

We are excited to announce a really fun way to spread positivity, kindness, and cheer. Local mom Alexis Phillips created the We Got This Challenge 2020 as a way to share positivity and make our community smile during an otherwise stressful time.


How to help refugees right now

When times are tough, our community has always risen to the challenge. Today is no different. As we face the uncertainty of the coronavirus, we think of the most vulnerable in our community.


COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Refugee families will be disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19 on our community in the coming weeks. Help IRC ensure our clients have the resources and services they need to get through this trying time.