Submitted by Ned Colt on February 12, 2012 - 4:06am
February 12, 2012
Having endured decades of conflict and frequent natural disasters, Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries on earth. The IRC focuses on emergency preparedness and response as well as longer term development. Currently working in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, the IRC’s staff is 98% Afghan.
Kabul, Afghanistan - 27 Nov 2008 -
The International Rescue Committee and other aid agencies said today they are concerned about the country's increasingly difficult operating environment. They issued this statement.
Today, as members of the UN Security Council are visiting Afghanistan, aid agencies working in the country report that their operating environment is becoming increasingly difficult.
Access to communities in need of assistance and protection is shrinking day by day.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - In the war on terror, most of the media attention is paid to military operations in Afghanistan. But there's an equally important upheaval going on just over the border, in Pakistan's bulging refugee camps.