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Among the 31.7 million people of "concern" to UNHCR, 10.7 million or more than 30% are in Africa. Among this total, nearly 2.5 million are refugees. While the United States responds to their needs in many ways, nearly all of them have no means of support when they arrive in this country and they need help from the communities.
Our mission at AIRS is to provide social and educational services to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants coming to Arizona by insuring a successful transition from arrival to self-sufficiency.
AIRS, formerly known as Refugee and Immigrant Relief Center (RIRC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The agency was founded in 1989 to provide social, economic and educational services to the inner city residents of Phoenix. In 2001, AIRS began resettling refugees. The Kakuma Youth or Lost Boys were among the first arrivals to the agency. From 2001 to present, AIRS has
resettled 1320 refugees and immigrants in Maricopa County.
Our programs provide recently arrived refugees and legal immigrants with housing, food and clothing, and translation as needed, as well as English language instruction, job training, employment assistance, immigration and other referral services.