The IRC in Pakistan
Photo: Shahzad A. Fayyaz
The International Rescue Committee has worked in Pakistan since 1980, providing emergency relief, health care, education, job training and other essential services in communities affected by conflict and natural disaster.
How We Help
- Through the Pakistan Reading Project, the IRC and 10 partner organizations are working to improve the quality of reading education in 38,000 schools and advance and develop the reading instruction skills of 94,000 teachers over the next five years.
- In 2010, the IRC reacted within hours to the monsoon flooding that left more than a fifth of the country inundated and continues to help Pakistan recover and rebuild.
- 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.
October 8, 2015 | Blog
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives.
October 5, 2015 | Blog
September 3, 2015 | Video
March 22, 2015 | Blog
February 9, 2015 | Blog
December 22, 2014 | Blog
December 16, 2014 | Blog