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Posted by Elizabeth Hamann on March 26th, 2014
Why in a place that appears in the media to be so volatile would governments and humanitarian actors choose reading as a way to improve the lives of Pakistani children? The answer is surprisingly simple. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11th, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
The IRC helps to ensure that children affected by persecution, conflict or natural disaster do not miss out on the benefits of a good education. Here are some highlights from our work in 2013. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2013
Following record floods in Pakistan in 2010, the IRC provided women with training to become tailors. These women now sew clothing for neighbors in their villages and play an active role in rebuilding their communities. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on May 10th, 2012
More than 5,000 children displaced by fighting along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan are finding support and stability in schools run by the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2012
A beautiful portrait shared by the IRC's Ned Colt in Pakistan: The matriarch of this family figures her age to be 100, but says she can only guess. She's slowed down over the years, but helps care for her great-grandchildren. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on May 4th, 2012
The IRC has been registering tens of thousands of Pakistanis who’ve fled renewed fighting between Pakistani troops and militants near the Afghan border. In all, close to a half million people have passed through the Jalozai camp since January, registering to ensure they receive vital humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 22nd, 2012
Villagers in southern Pakistan install a new pump the IRC supplied after the community's water sources were contaminated during 2010's record floods. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on January 9th, 2012
An IRC doctor weighs a baby as part of a drive against child malnutrition in Sindh Province, Pakistan. The IRC provides health care to thousands of rural villagers who otherwise wouldn't receive it. more »
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Posted by Ned Colt on December 19th, 2011
Farmers hold up IRC coupons entitling them to fertilizer and rice seed. The smiles on the farmers' faces underscore how important the seed is to them. Many of them lost their entire crop in the floods of 2010. more »