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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 »
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 »