The people of Swat Valley have gone through unimaginable suffering in the course of just two years; first when the Pakistani military launched an offensive to drive out Taliban militants from the area and then by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. The IRC is helping local communities recover and rebuild.
The International Rescue Committee's aid teams in Myanmar and Thailand are on standby to assist in the wake of an earthquake that hit northeastern Myanmar today.
The 7.0 magnitude quake struck an area along Myanmar's border with Thailand and Laos in the evening. Early reports from Thailand indicate minimal damage, although tremors were felt in Bangkok. The situation in Myanmar is not clear.
More than six months on, the humanitarian crisis brought about by the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history is far from over. The IRC is providing clean water and health care, and helping hard hit communities to rebuild vital infrastructure and kick start their local economies.