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Posted by The IRC on August 6th, 2015
IRC partner AAR is building 25 temporary learning centers to replace earthquake-damaged schools in four villages in Nepal. Thousands of children in remote communities will soon be able to resume their education in safe classrooms. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6th, 2015
Some 350,000 school-aged Syrian children in Lebanon have no access to educational services. Go inside one of the classrooms where the IRC is helping young refugees catch up on reading and math and recover from trauma. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 7th, 2015
As Nepal slowly recovers from two powerful earthquakes, the IRC is working with our partner AAR to rebuild schools destroyed in the worst disaster to hit the country in 80 years. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12th, 2015
Ebalo is just one of the thousands of children living in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania receiving vital education with the support of the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 11th, 2015
Touched by trauma and loss, Syrian refugee girls share ideas about how they want to change their country, help others, and use their skills and passions to improve their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 5th, 2015
The IRC's Children of Peace program in Niger and Tanzania provides vital education to refugee children whose lives have been turned upside-down by conflict and crisis. more »
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 »