International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Pakistan

A woman and child on rubble in Pakistan- IRC rebuilds, protects after the flood
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

The International Rescue Committee has worked in Pakistan since 1980 and most recently has focused on emergency relief and recovery from the worst floods in the country's history. The IRC is rebuilding homes, schools, roads and other infrastructure to help Pakistanis get back to normal life. In addition, the IRC is providing health care and sanitation facilities and giving Pakistanis the tools to engage in their own recovery.

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How We Help

  • The IRC assisted flood survivors with emergency relief and ongoing services.
  • The IRC builds and repairs homes, schools and roads.
  • The IRC provides clean water and sanitation and encourages good hygiene.
  • The IRC supports rural and mobile health clinics.
  • The IRC offers job training, promotes job creation and distributes seeds and other necessities.
March 11, 2014 | Blog
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country.