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Posted by The IRC on August 21st, 2014
From IRC president David Miliband: "This week world leaders spoke on World Humanitarian Day about the dangers facing humanitarian workers. It is my very sad duty to report that these dangers came very close to home this week, with the tragic loss of three members of staff of one of our partner organizations in Pakistan." more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 18th, 2014
The IRC has joined the 500 Day Countdown for Global Education campaign which calls for world leaders to ensure every child's basic right to go to school and learn. The IRC pledged to help make education for every child a global priority by the end of 2015. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on July 24th, 2014
The International Rescue Committee works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills. Adolescent girls should not be viewed as victims: girls can be at the forefront of change in their families and communities when given the opportunity. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2014
The International Rescue Committee joins the global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and forced genital mutilation for all girls within a generation. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 21st, 2014
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The IRC is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so they can take control of their futures through education, and contribute toward the development of their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16th, 2014
With new classrooms and innovative approaches to teaching, the IRC is improving education for children growing up in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10th, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on June 27th, 2014
With support from the IRC, Patrick Karera overcame a serious heart condition and a difficult childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16th, 2014
The IRC is marking the Day of the African Child (June 16) on Twitter by sharing the words and photos of children in some of the countries where we work. This year, the celebration is dedicated to education. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30th, 2014
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. more »