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Posted by The IRC on March 11th, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 21st, 2014
The IRC's Salih Musa, a refugee himself from Syria, says his mission is to help the youngest victims of the Syrian conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 19th, 2014
In northern Kenya, the IRC recently launched a major vaccination campaign for children living in the Kakuma refugee camp. Many of the camp residents are from South Sudan, with approximately 370 newcomers arriving daily. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on February 11th, 2014
“Children are our future but they the ones those who suffer the most in refugee camps,” says the IRC's Salih Salahaddin Musa, who specializes in helping unaccompanied and separated Syrian refugee children. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 24th, 2014
With two months of cold winter nights to come, the IRC and UNICEF have been working together to provide coats, sweaters and other clothing to protect refugee children from the elements. “Our priority for winter is to make sure children are warm,” says the IRC's Marwan Lahoud. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7th, 2014
Osama works with Syrian children who have been sent across the border alone to escape the war. Since early 2013, the IRC, in partnership with UNICEF, has helped more than 400 such children living in Jordan, ensuring they are safe and cared for while we search for their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 25th, 2013
A Syrian child holds stuffed toy animals the IRC provided earlier this year in camps for displaced families in war-torm Syria. "An object as simple as a teddy bear can mean a lot," says the IRC's Sandra Maignant. "Having a toy to cuddle at night can strengthen [children's] sense of safety." more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 17th, 2013
The IRC is providing food, water and other urgently needed support to tens of thousands of people forced from home by recent violence around Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). “The needs here are enormous,” says IRC country director in CAR, Sarah Terlouw. more »
Posted by Sue Dwyer on December 13th, 2013
Earlier this year, the IRC established seven schools in northern Syria. Housed in tents, our schools provide a safe space for more than 2,500 displaced Syrian children to learn, play games, make friends and recover from the trauma of war. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5th, 2013
The IRC is providing emergency supplies, water, sanitation, health care and other assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families who have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past month. more »