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Afghanistan

  • The IRC began working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1980.

    The IRC began working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1980.
  • Girls' education is one of the key parts of our work in Afghanistan.

    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.

    Afghanistan has suffered three decades of conflict and natural disasters such as drought and famine.
  • The IRC works with communities across Afghanistan as they plan and manage their own development.

    The IRC works with communities across Afghanistan as they plan and manage their own development.
  • Help support our work in Afghanistan: rescue-uk.org/donate

    Help support our work in Afghanistan: rescue-uk.org/donate
  • Currently working in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, the IRC’s in-country staff is 99% Afghan.

    Currently working in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, the IRC’s in-country staff is 99% Afghan.

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Overview

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 Rescue Committee is helping to make a difference.

How we help
  • The IRC began working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1980, and started implementing programs inside Afghanistan in 1988.
  • The IRC works in partnership with more than 4,000 communities across Afghanistan as they identify, plan and manage their own development projects. Registered with the Afghan government, we reach over four million people through the National Solidarity Program.
  • The IRC has helped 63,000 children access primary education, including high-risk children in Kabul’s informal settlements and far-flung communities in Helmand Province.
  • The IRC focuses on providing returning refugees and the internally displaced with shelter, water and sanitation, and restoring the nation’s health, infrastructure and economy.
  • Registered with the Afghan government to work on the National Solidarity Programme. The IRC reaches over four million people more than 4,000 communities and focus on community-driven reconstruction projects.

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