Children and Youth

War exacts a terrible toll on children and young people. In 20 countries, the International Rescue Committee is promoting the protection and development of children and young people, from the earliest stages of an emergency, through post-conflict and recovery. www.rescue-uk.org/what-we-do/children-and-young-people
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Children with special needs are particularly vulnerable. At the request of concerned parents, the IRC is providing small afternoon sessions for children with special needs in three camps, encouraging them to socialize and play. (Photo: Peter Biro/IRC)

Children with special needs are particularly vulnerable. At the request of concerned parents, the IRC is providing small afternoon sessions for children with special needs in three camps, encouraging them to socialize and play.

Marah, 14, fled the Syrian conflict and today is fighting to stay in school. Read her story: http://bit.ly/1OuPRGN

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How one Syrian girl convinced her father to let her go back to school

At least 400 families trekked more than 30 miles by foot from the barren mountains of Sinjar to cross into Syria. They pushed through a haze of heat without food or water for a week. Some families are crossing back into Iraq seeking safety in the Dohuk region. Photo: Rachel Unkovic/IRC

At least 400 families trekked more than 30 miles by foot from the barren mountains of Sinjar to cross into Syria. They pushed through a haze of heat without food or water for a week. Some families are crossing back into Iraq seeking safety in the Dohuk region. Photo: Rachel Unkovic/IRC

“We are the lucky ones. Most of my friends have to do housework or will be forced to marry young," says Belbiche in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In Congo, "educating girls is educating a nation"

Girls’ schooling is critical: Educated girls become smart, strong women committed to leading their communities toward stability.

On and every day, the IRC helps girls gain knowledge, skills and confidence across more than 40 countries and 22 U. We're celebrating girls and their potential in a new Storify

Celebrating #DayOfTheGirl all week. Let's give all girls the opportunity to live her best life.

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Celebrating all week. Let's give all girls the opportunity to live her best life.

Our #Pakistan Reading Project aims to get 2.5 million children reading. Find out more: bit.ly/1rUwRH7

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Our Reading Project aims to get million children reading. Find out more:

BLOG: Working together to end child labour in #Tanzania bit.ly/1A9aNHr

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BLOG: Working together to end child labour in #Tanzania bit.ly/1A9aNHr

In #DRC, we enable almost 500,000 children to safely go to school. bit.ly/1poRHqi #backtoschool

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In 2013 alone we provided education opportunities to 725,000 girls and boys #backtoschool http://bit.ly/1mFDDsu

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In 2013 alone we provided education opportunities to 725,000 girls and boys #backtoschool http://bit.ly/1mFDDsu

As children head #backtoschool, read more about our work with youth here: bit.ly/1mFDDsu

As children head read more about our work with youth here:

IRC doctors, nurses, and community health workers provide primary and reproductive health care to over 14.5 million people annually.

IRC doctors, nurses, and community health workers provide primary and reproductive health care to over million people annually.

In June, the International Rescue Committee passed out 1,600 stuffed toys to Syrian children living with their families in two of the growing number of ad hoc camps in the northern part of the war-torn country. http://www.rescue-uk.org/international-news/small-furry-gift-warms-syrian-childs-heart

In June, the International Rescue Committee passed out 1,600 stuffed toys to Syrian children living with their families in two of the growing number of ad hoc camps in the northern part of the war-torn country. http://www.rescue-uk.org/international-news/small-furry-gift-warms-syrian-childs-heart

The IRC works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills

The IRC works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills

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