A girl washes prior to going to tent school in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Hundreds of one room schools have opened this year to provide children across Afghanistan access to an education for the first time.
Nipaphun Torsound, who runs the IRC program that helps treat mental disorders in the refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border, shows a drawing made by a patient as part of the program’s art therapy.
Submitted by Ned Colt on September 23, 2012 - 9:00am
September 24, 2012
The IRC is partnering with communities on quick impact infrastructure projects, supporting small businesses and providing job training in Kyrgyzstan, which was ravaged by four days of deadly ethnic violence in June 2010. The intention is that working together to rebuild lives, homes and businesses will lead to an increase in mutual respect and trust between Kyrgyzstan's ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities.
Time to get it right: revising priorities in Afghanistan
July 16, 2012 By
Nigel Jenkins, IRC country director in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, the worst security conditions in a decade combined with chronic poverty, joblessness and relentless natural disasters have caused a humanitarian and displacement crisis that requires urgent international attention.