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Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2015
As violence and fear drive thousands of Burundians to Tanzania, IRC teams are working to meet the refugees' urgent needs. Some 50,000 people are stranded in a tiny Tanzanian fishing village hit by cholera and other diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 5th, 2015
An IRC education expert talks with children in Nigeria who fled Boko Haram violence about their determination to go back to school. The IRC has been working with teachers and families to create safe classrooms for them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 15th, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on March 4th, 2015
The Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone and Liberia to close for almost a year. As children head back to class, here are four ways to keep them safe from Ebola. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 17th, 2015
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16th, 2014
The International Rescue Committee condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10th, 2014
The war in Syria forced Monther to abandon his education and flee to Jordan with his family. His journey in going back to school as a refugee was a struggle, but Monther was determined to defeat the hurdles. Here's his story. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on December 4th, 2014
Meet three young Syrian refugees living in Turkey who dream of nothing more than to get the education they deserve. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 31st, 2014
Opera singer Danielle de Niese visited IRC's education work in Tanzania where she met some eager students with big dreams and ambitions. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17th, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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