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.
With support from the IRC, the aid group Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN) is helping fishermen get back to work. These fishermen received aid to restart fish farms on the devastated Oshika peninsula. (Photo: Peter Biro/IRC)
On Japan’s tsunami-devastated northeast coast, the IRC is helping Japanese aid groups support the elderly and people with disabilities; supply people living on remote islands with food, fuel, tents, blankets and other critical supplies; and help kick-start the fishing industry.
Story and photos by the IRC's Peter Biro (Published Mar. 6, 2012)