International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Posted by The IRC on October 8th, 2015
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, 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, 2015
Through the IRC's community-based education project called "Partnerships for Peace," Gul Zada is one of many teachers bringing education to thousands of children living in Pakistan's remote tribal areas. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2015
Monsoon rains in Pakistan have left more than one million people in need of food, clean water and shelter. The IRC is responding in one of the worst-hit areas, in Punjab province. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 22nd, 2015
In 2014 alone, the IRC reached 3.3 million people whose lives have been affected by conflict with access to clean drinking water and sanitation services. more »
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 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 The IRC 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 »