Boise, Idaho, July 1, 2018 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) released a statement responding to the attack in Boise, Idaho.
Said Julianne D. Tzul, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee in Boise -
"We are shocked and saddened by this senseless attack on members of the Boise refugee community. The IRC is working with local partners in Boise to provide counseling and support to refugees and other members of the community shaken by this incident.
"We are also supporting families to find and pay for temporary housing, providing travel logistics for those needing medical care out of state, and encourage families needing other help, or afraid for their safety, to reach out at the apartment building where we are this afternoon, or come to IRC office.
"IRC thanks Boise’s Mayor, Police, and the community for their support of refugees. This attack does not reflect, in any way, the tremendous welcoming nature of the Boise community we have worked with so closely since opening in 2006.
"It is heartbreaking to know that people and children who fled horror of war and conflict to find safety in America and the Boise Community had to experience violence all over again."
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.