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13 Dec 2017 description


This study was conducted to understand the reasons following FDMA request for the deregistration of IDP from MirAli and Miranshah in North Waziristan following de-notification and information campaign by the government that return was opened in these areas. The results will inform recommendation and decision making about de-registration and help understand key factors impending these IDPs to return.

27 Nov 2017 description

New IRC research: pre-teen and teenage girls in humanitarian settings overwhelmingly suffer abuse by people they know

IRC calls for more humanitarian programming focused on pre-teen and teenage girls.

  • Research indicates girls as young as 10 are experiencing high levels of violence.

  • More than half surveyed in DRC (61%) and Ethiopia (52%) reported physical, sexual, or emotional violence in the past 12 months, overwhelmingly by people they know.

24 Oct 2017 description
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A new model for delivering cash relief
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Cash research and development pilots — emergency response

Cash relief is one of the most effective and well-evidenced tools to help vulnerable people survive and recover in emergencies. Research has demonstrated that it is effective in enabling affected populations to meet basic needs, improve food security and economic well-being, and is increasingly used to support a number of outcomes in emergency settings.

18 Aug 2016 description

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.

31 Aug 2015 description

Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA) is a relatively new approach to conducting market assessments prior to emergencies in order to anticipate how markets will respond after a shock occurs. The PCMMA in Pakistan was the first of three pilot PCMMA assessments that the IRC is conducting in 2015 in order to generate learning that can be used to refine the approach and the PCMMA guidance manual, while also providing information to humanitarian actors in Pakistan to feed into strategic and operational emergency planning efforts.

16 Feb 2012 description


The floods that began in August 2011 and swept across the province of Sindh and parts of neighbouring Balochistan resulted in one of the most destructive disasters that Pakistan has experienced. More than five million people have been affected: 1.8 million people were left homeless and more than 2.2 million acres of crops were lost, resulting in agricultural losses of nearly $2 billion.

27 Apr 2011 description

Text and Photos by Peter Biro

April 25, 2011 - The village of Zor Kaleh is nestled in a valley at an altitude of some 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) in Pakistan’s magnificent upper Swat valley. The snow-covered peaks of the Hindu Kush mountain range surround the village with its quaint wooden houses and vegetable gardens.

22 Mar 2011 description

After the flood

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More than six months on, the humanitarian crisis brought about by the worst flooding in Pakistan's history is far from over. The IRC is providing clean water and health care, and helping hard hit communities to rebuild vital infrastructure and kick start their local economies.

Posted by Kate Sands Adams on March 22nd, 2011

In 2010 my International Rescue Committee colleagues gave over 4.4 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

06 Dec 2010 description

No group was more affected by the devastating floods that swept through Pakistan this summer than farmers. The flooding washed away or ruined entire swaths of agricultural land and destroyed crops and stores of seeds needed for the coming planting season. Where once good arable land provided families with regular crops, vast areas have become barren, buried under sand and silt.

Now farmers are in a race against time to plough fields and plant seeds before the end of the winter planting season in December when it becomes too cold for crops to grow.