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Afghanistan

Renewed violence threatens aid work in Afghanistan

In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, the agencies warned that unless the violence is contained, "it will become increasingly difficult for the assistance community to reach people in dire need."...

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Sudan

Blocked access deepens humanitarian crisis in Sudan

Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2002 The IRC and eight other aid agencies working in Sudan have warned of the potential of a worsening humanitarian crisis in the south of the country as ongoing fighting...

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Timor-Leste

IRC helps heal East Timor: Reuniting children with parents

As East Timor officially declares independence this week, the IRC is helping the nation heal wounds of long and bloody conflicts by accelerating its efforts to reunite separated children with their...

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Pakistan + 1 more

Pakistan: Weaving a lifeline in the dust of Basu

Basu Camp, Pakistan - May 18, 2002: Afghan refugees in the bleak North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan are demonstrating how irrepressible is the human urge not only to survive but to prosper. In...

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Sudan

Aid agencies: Peace is possible in Sudan - the time is now

The IRC and three other leading aid agencies operating in Sudan released a joint statement yesterday commending former Sen. John Danforth's call for a negotiated end to the 19-year civil war, with...

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Afghanistan

Helping Afghans plant seeds of hope

As many Afghan refugees prepare to return home with hopes to rebuild their war-torn country, the IRC is focusing on two of their most critical needs for recovery --agriculture and education -- while...

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Afghanistan

IRC rushes aid to Afghan earthquake survivors

Nahrin, Afghanistan - Mar 27, 2002: An IRC emergency team was dispatched to Nahrin in northern Afghanistan, one of the towns hardest hit by the powerful earthquake that devastated dozens of villages...

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Afghanistan

IRC assisting victims of Afghanistan earthquake

The International Rescue Committee is responding rapidly to the devastating earthquakes that rocked Baghlan province in Northern Iran Monday evening. As many as 2,000 people were reported killed, and...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Pakistan: Afghan girls celebrate freedom to study

Science Classes at IRC Schools Offer New Opportunities Afghan girls, banned from study for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan, have been learning chemistry and biology in IRC-supported schools...

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Afghanistan

Farm rehabilitation assistance in Afghanistan

The IRC is expanding irrigation and agricultural rehabilitation programs in eastern Afghanistan. Staff members conducted surveys of former orchard owners and then followed up with a series of...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Pakistan: Afghan girls hone science skills at IRC schools

A group of schoolgirls stand before their parents and members of their community in a village in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province and conduct a series of chemistry experiments. In many other...

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DR Congo + 1 more

DRC: IRC rushes aid to Goma's displaced after eruption

The IRC is providing clean drinking water and other vital services to tens of thousands of people who were displaced by the destructive January 17 volcanic eruption in the eastern Congo city of Goma...

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DR Congo: IRC distributes water to Goma's displaced

Most of the half-million Congolese who fled a devastating volcanic eruption in Goma last week have returned to their ruined communities and the International Rescue Committee is on the scene...

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DR Congo + 1 more

IRC mobilizes to aid Congolese fleeing Goma volcano eruption

International Rescue Committee aid workers in Gisenyi, Rwanda are urgently arranging assistance for tens of thousands of Congolese who have fled across the border to escape deadly lava flows from a...

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