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Posted by Elizabeth Hamann on March 26th, 2014
Why in a place that appears in the media to be so volatile would governments and humanitarian actors choose reading as a way to improve the lives of Pakistani children? The answer is surprisingly simple. more »
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 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 2nd, 2013
As seen in The New York Times: A Year of School Rescue Gift can supply the essential resources, such as books and tuition, that a girl needs to attend school for a year in a country like Ethiopia, Syria or Afghanistan. Give a Year of School >> more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2013
When 23-year-old Sabina menstruated for the first time, she was in school sitting for exams. Then only 13, she thought she was dying. Her mother had never prepared her for this mysterious thing happening to her—it is taboo even to mention it in the remote area of Ethiopia where Sabina lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2013
Today, a photo share in honor of Universal Children's Day (Nov. 20): Children attend classes in a new school building, constructed as part of a large IRC development project in Myanmar’s rural Chin State. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 28th, 2013
Our program may be comparatively small and new by IRC standards, but I believe our team is making a big difference to Palestinian children in the West Bank. In two years, we have already reached 7,000 primary school children. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
The IRC helps to ensure that children affected by persecution, conflict or natural disaster do not miss out on the benefits of a good education. Here are some highlights from our work in 2013. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on October 11th, 2013
More than 2,000 teenage girls from some of Kenya’s poorest communities are benefiting from an IRC project that helps them partner with established companies to create their own small businesses. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 13th, 2013
The numbers of children affected by the Syrian crisis are almost impossible to imagine: over three million inside Syria, more than one million living in exile in neighboring countries. Learn how the IRC is helping children in Syria. more »