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Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
- UN News: About 600,000 Afghan children face death from malnutrition without emergency funds. 24 May 2019
- IOM: A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM. 21 May 2019
Most read reports
- UNAMA: UN: Civilian population in Afghanistan must be protected from harm. 9 Jun 2019
- IPS: Afghan Schools Left Unprotected by Government & International Community. 6 Jun 2019
- EU: Country of Origin Information Report: Afghanistan - Security situation (June 2019). 13 Jun 2019
- UN News: Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF. 24 May 2019
- OCHA: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 - 10 June 2019). 10 Jun 2019
Kabul, Afghanistan - Dec. 17, 2003 - Millions of Afghan refugees and internally displaced Afghans have returned home since the fall of the Taliban, hopeful that their country has finally escaped a quarter century of war. The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) expects another 900,000 or more to repatriate in 2004 as economic and security conditions continue to improve.
The IRC and 10 other humanitarian aid and advocacy groups are cautioning against the deployment of forces from Serbia and Montenegro to Afghanistan to serve with NATO or Coalition Forces.
Joint Statement by Care International, the International Crisis Group, and the International Rescue Committee
Deteriorating conditions threaten rehabilitation and preparations for next year's election
We the undersigned humanitarian, human rights, civil society and conflict prevention organizations call on the international community to accord NATO a robust stabilization mandate in Afghanistan. This mandate should include the expansion of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to key locations and major transport routes outside of Kabul and the active support for a comprehensive program of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of all militia forces outside the control of the central government.
Responding to a request from the Afghan education ministry, the International Rescue Committee education staff in April held a 15-day management training for 25 education ministry staff, followed by administrative training for 49 headmasters in Kabul. For over a decade, the IRC has been educating Afghan women and children in refugee schools and homes, and through the difficult Taliban years, putting together pieces of an education system torn apart by decades of war and anarchy.
International Rescue Committee Testimony
of George C. Biddle, Senior Vice President
Statement for the Record
House Committee on Government Reform
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is helping the US based Center for Disease Control (CDC) develop a health information surveillance system for use in Afghan refugee health programs and other global emergency situations.