Success Stories

Refugee Newborn Syrians Get Birth Certificates

Posted by IRD HQ

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, UNHCR has registered 948,000 Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon. Among them are almost 60,000 newborns. According to Lebanese law, newborns must have birth certificates prior to their first birthday. However, many Syrian refugees whose children were born in Lebanon are not aware of the requirement or how the birth r... more

Filed Under: Community Transitions, Refugees, Women & Gender, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon

Increasing Income Through Collective Cashew Sales

Posted by IRD HQ

At the end of a bumpy dirt road in Diambaty in a rural district of southern Senegal is one of the country’s most isolated cashew growing areas. Farmers started planting cashew here in Diambaty more than 20 years ago, but more for a wind break system than as a crop. Over time, while they realized cashew had economic potential, they didn’t have a reliable place... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Economic Growth, Partnerships, Value Chains, Africa, Senegal

IRD to Distribute Soccer Balls and Shoes to Cambodian Children

Posted by Natasa Ruka

Jim Lanning, Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at International Relief and Development (IRD) will lead a team that will distribute One World Futball soccer balls and TOMS Shoes at a Cambodian primary school and orphanage October 22 and 23. IRD is implementing a US Department of Agriculture Food for Education project to address literacy, school attendan... more

Filed Under: Health & Hygiene, Education, Nutrition, Women & Gender, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia

Young Leaders Promote Political Tolerance in Northern Burkina Faso

Posted by Natasa Ruka

Aribinda is a small town located in the remote Sahel region of Burkina Faso, almost 200 miles from the country’s capital. In recent times, the town has experienced intense political tensions, linked to disputes within the traditional chiefdom. This has created such potent divisions that even traditionally strong family ties are being affected as people refuse... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Community Transitions, Education, Youth, Africa, Burkina Faso

Burkinabe Youth promote Religious Tolerance

Posted by Natasa Ruka

IRD’s Peace through Development project (PDevII) supports youth mobilization and engagement in local peace and development. In Burkina Faso, PDevII strengthens youth capacity to play leadership roles within their communities, enabling them to launch initiatives to reinforce social cohesion and enhance community resilience to violence. Djibo, in the northeas... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Community Transitions, Civ/Mil, Education, Jobs, Value Chains, Youth, Africa, Burkina Faso