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Afghanistan

The International Rescue Committee has been supporting the Afghan people in their fight against displacement and poverty for the last three decades. During the Soviet occupation the IRC operated from 1980 to 1988 in Pakistan... read more

Myanmar

The International Rescue Committee started working in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in May 2008 in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. Initially focussing on the hard-hit Irawaddy Delta region, our recovery efforts  expanded following Cyclone Giri in 2010. 

The IRC now works 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

Pakistan

The International Rescue Committee has worked in Pakistan since 1980 and most recently has focused on emergency relief and recovery from the massive floods of 2010 and 2011.

The IRC is rebuilding homes... read more

Thailand

The IRC 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... read more

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