The International Rescue Committee will participate in a major education campaign aimed at reaching more than 25,000 students in Afghanistan. The project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and bringing together four international aid agencies including the IRC, will reach students across more than a third of Afghanistan.
More than 5,200 children attend IRC-run schools at the Jalozai camp for those displaced by conflict. The schools provide a stable environment and a routine that helps the children recover from the traumatizing experiences many have faced. Teachers are trained to actively involve students in learning, increasing their self-awareness and confidence.
Since January, IRC protection teams at the Jalozai camp have registered thousands of families fleeing fighting in northern Pakistan. Registration enables them to receive essential humanitarian aid and support.
Actress and IRC VoiceSarah Wayne Callies recently visited Thai camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the International Rescue Committee assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. Here are some of her impressions from the third day of her visit. (Posted March 28,2012)