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Posted by The IRC on February 9th, 2015
Around the world, millions of girls are denied an education. Instead of giving chocolates or flowers this Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones how much you care for them—and for humanity—by giving A Year of School. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22nd, 2014
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers. 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 October 10th, 2014
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today for their dedication to voicing the right of education for all. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8th, 2014
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8, 2005, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5th, 2014
A photo share from Islamabad, Pakistan in honor of World teacher's Day. The IRC and our partners are working to hone the instruction skills of thousands of reading teachers in Pakistan. 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 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 July 29th, 2014
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. The IRC is responding to immediate needs, providing people with shelter to escape the sun, wind and rain, as well as supplying clean water and toilets to prevent illness. more »
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 »

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