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Friday’s Photo: International Reading Day at Za’atari Camp

Apr 11 Posted by IRD HQ

At Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, International Reading Day was celebrated with readings of children's stories, music, facepainting, and clown performances.  Thanks to the opening of a new library in District 9 of Za'atari Camp, children and families now have access to hundreds of new books. The Outreach for Syrian and Iraqi Refigees (OSIR) program is fund... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Education, Refugees, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

Philippines: Haiyan Response Update from our Relief Team

Mar 19 Posted by IRD HQ

When super Typhoon Haiyan hit the southern Philippines last November, it unleashed a wide swath of destruction. IRD responded immediately by delivering relief supplies in coordination with other first responders. Since then, we have remained on the ground, helping people through the recovery and rebuilding process. Led by Ligaya Diaz, the IRD Philippines team is implemen... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Asia & Pacific, Philippines

Friday’s Photo: Cash for Work and Fishing Livelihood Recovery in the Philippines

Feb 28 Posted by IRD HQ

In the Philippines, IRD cash-for-work programs employ local workers to restore areas damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Male and female teams work to clear roads, remove dangerous structures, restore access to residential areas, separate out salvageable materials, and repair key infrastructure including schools and hospitals. IRD also provided repair kits to local fishermen that... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Asia & Pacific, Philippines

Friday’s Photo: Rebuilding the Philippines

Feb 14 Posted by IRD HQ

In the three months since Super Typhoon Haiyan spread destruction across the Philippines, IRD has continuously supported the relief and recovery efforts. In partnership with local government and community members IRD is removing huge amounts of debris, facilitating humanitarian relief activities, and providing temporary employment through cash-for-work projects. {image... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Asia & Pacific, Philippines

Friday’s Photo: Improving Health for Diabetic Refugees

Feb 7 Posted by IRD HQ

This Friday’s photo features an IRD community health worker with diabetic residents of Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. More than 120,000 Syrian refugees live in the camp, and only a few hospitals can provide blood sugar testing services. With glucometers and diabetes management education provided by IRD as part of the Outreach Services for Iraqi and Syrian Refugees (OSIR... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan