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Posted by The IRC on May 23rd, 2016
The IRC and the educational organization behind Sesame Street are working together to help refugee children and their families cope with the trauma and loss they have experienced. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8th, 2016
With the help of the IRC, Syrian mothers and daughters joined forces and advocated for the opening of a school in Iraq’s Arbat refugee camp. more »
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Posted by The IRC on February 12th, 2016
After Paul Cabo lost his mother to Ebola in 2014, he dropped out of school and worked odd jobs to earn enough money for food. Now he's back in the classroom with the IRC's support. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 26th, 2016
With specialized training from the IRC, math teacher Sinan Younis and other educators are helping students in conflict zones like Iraq to feel safe and to learn. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 4th, 2015
Meet Mustapha and his wife Safaa, a Syrian family who have risked their lives in hopes of finding safety for their young children in Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5th, 2015
Through the IRC's community-based education project called "Partnerships for Peace," Gul Zada is one of many teachers bringing education to thousands of children living in Pakistan's remote tribal areas. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30th, 2015
Children whose clasrooms were damaged by the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal in April are now heading to class in new learning centers built by IRC partner AAR Japan, which also provided school uniforms and school supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 21st, 2015
The Bezos Family Foundation along with the IRC and Global Nomads Group launched the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge which will help Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Iraq recover from crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9th, 2015
The IRC has built temporary learning centers for nearly 30,000 Burundian primary and secondary children aged 3-17 sheltering in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 3rd, 2015
13-year-old Zain Younus from Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country. more »