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Posted by Lucy Carrigan on September 15th, 2014
Acclaimed opera singer Danielle de Niese recently traveled to Tanzania to visit IRC child-protection programs in that country. The grand finale of Danielle’s visit was her performance at Nyaragusu for the camp’s youth. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 10th, 2014
Children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq face missing out on school. The Kurdistan Regional Government delayed the start of school by a month, to today. But the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 8th, 2014
For World Literacy Day, the IRC shares photos from the Pakistan Reading Project, which aims to get 2.5 million children reading at grade level for the first time. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 5th, 2014
Opera star Danielle de Niese is in Tanzania this week to visit the International Rescue Committee’s project to end child labor. “Children are the present and future of Tanzania,” she says, “Education must be a priority.” more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28th, 2014
As the school year starts, hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqi children will not be able to attend classes—a staggering 850,000 children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq alone. While the Kurdistan Regional Government has postponed the school year by a month, the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
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 »

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