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Girls' education is one of the key parts of our work in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has suffered three decades of conflict and natural disasters such as drought and famine.
The IRC provides returning refugees with shelter, water and sanitation.
The IRC works with communities across Afghanistan as they plan and manage their own development.
Currently working in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, the IRC’s in-country staff is 98% Afghan.
The IRC began working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1980.
The International Rescue Committee began working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1980, and started implementing programmes inside Afghanistan in 1988. 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. The IRC focuses on emergency preparedness as well as longer term development programming. Currently working in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, the IRC’s staff is 98% Afghan.