Afghanistan’s challenges are enormous. Its people have endured three decades of wide-scale conflict, and at the same time have suffered from frequent natural calamities such as droughts, floods and earthquakes. From emergency response to education and development, the International... read more


Since we first responded with emergency aid after Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, the International Rescue Committee has expanded our work in Myanmar (Burma) to provide health care, water and sanitation services, livelihoods training, and support for community development projects. We work in... read more

Northern Caucasus

The Northern Caucasus is a region on the southern border of the Russian Federation, which includes the republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan. The region was torn apart by the first and second Chechen wars between 1994 and 2001. An estimated 300,000 people in Chechnya were forced to... read more


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.

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The International Rescue Committee started working in Thailand in 1976 in response to the influx of refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Today, we serve people uprooted from Myanmar, also known as Burma, who began crossing into Thailand in 1984. The IRC is aiding nearly 140,000... read more

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