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


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.


Stories from refugees living in Abilene: Bhanu

Meet Bhanu, who was once a refugee from Bhutan and is now an american citizen and staff member at the IRC in Abilene.


Stories from refugees living in Abilene: Deepak

Meet Deepak, the owner of two local restaurants and a former refugee.


Stories from refugees in living in Abilene: Astrid

Astrid, her husband, and her daughter had a unique path from Cuba to Colombia to the United States. Read it in her own words below.


Thank you from the IRC in Texas

At the end of 2018, generous supporters in Texas and across the United States donated over $40,000 to the IRC in Texas


Thanksgiving: welcoming refugees to Abilene

As the holiday season begins, we have an opportunity to welcome our local refugee population celebrating their first Thanksgiving with them.


Texas Welcomes Suzy Cop, Executive Director!

The IRC in Texas is proud to welcome new Executive Director Suzy Cop!


IRC in Texas Celebrates World Refugee Day

See how the IRC in Dallas and the IRC in Abilene celebrated World Refugee Day!


Robing ceremony celebrates refugee youth

The thirteen high school graduates recognized at the Robing Ceremony hosted by the International Rescue Committee in Dallas on June 1st sound like any high achieving high-schoolers.


IRC in Abilene Statement on Child Separation

Information on How You Can Help the Crisis at the Border