The International Rescue Committee provides mosquito nets as part of our emergency response to help communities stay healthy as they rebuild. The nets above were distributed to families in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.
An estimated 31 percent of school-age children have never set foot in a classroom in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The IRC has been actively working to support increased enrollment and attendance by building and renovating school infrastructure, training teachers and subsidizing school fees for impoverished students. The IRC is committed to giving boys and girls, as well as illiterate men and women, a second chance.
On March 26, 2013 the International Rescue Committee presented a Briefing from the Field webcast with Aisha Bain, the IRC’s Women’s Protection & Empowerment Advocacy Officer for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A girl who was displaced from her home in northern Mali's embattled Gao region. Children have been especially affected by the fighting, said Lindsay Shearer, the IRC’s children and youth program coordinator.