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Last modified: December 6, 2010, 12:00 AM
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was founded at the request of Albert Einstein in 1933. The IRC is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity and self-reliance. This commitment is reflected in well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation and advocacy for refugees.
The IRC opened its Tucson Resettlement Office in 1997. Since then, this office has helped more than 3,000 refugees from over 23 countries rebuild their lives in Southern Arizona. IRC Tucson is the only nonsectarian resettlement agency in Southern Arizona dedicated exclusively to refugees. We provide a comprehensive continuum of services that empower refugees to build a new life in our community.