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Rebuilding Afghan Women’s Livelihoods after Loss

Posted by IRD HQ

For many women living in Afghanistan’s rural areas, tending livestock is one of the few ways they can contribute to the family income. In this highly traditional country, rural women may be discouraged from being seen in public but can care for livestock in the privacy of their family compounds or make trips to the local bazaar to sell surplus produce. Unfortunately, mos... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Victim Assistance, Jobs, Women & Gender, Asia & Pacific, Afghanistan

New Life, New Hope: A Song for Pakistan

Posted by IRD HQ

The USAID-funded Conflict Victim Support Program team has created an original song, performed by Pakistani artist Zeek Afridi, to highlight the ways CVSP is restoring lives and providing new opportunities for conflict victims in Pakistan. Zeek Afridi is a natural talent from Khyber Agency in FATA, found and selected through USAID-OTI (Pakistan Transition Initiative). In... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Victim Assistance, Jobs, Women & Gender, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Pakistan

Somali Refugees in Yemen Conduct Landmark Elections

Posted by IRD HQ

IRD, the Government of Yemen, and UNHCR successfully coordinated the first comprehensive, free, fair, and democratic election process for the nearly 15,000-strong Somali refugee community living in Sana’a November 29. As a result, a new 15-member Somali Refugee Committee can now claim to legitimately represent the population’s concerns and needs to the Yemeni gov... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Capacity Building, Refugees, Women & Gender, Middle East & North Africa, Yemen

Creating Opportunities for a Brighter Future in Rural Ukraine

Posted by IRD HQ

IRD's in-kind commodity distributions help vulnerable families meet their basic needs. For families in Sary-Bash village, whose average monthly income averages $58, TOMS provides new shoes, which means they have more resources to meet other basic living needs. Sary-Bash village is one of the poorest in Pervomaiskiy ARC raion, Ukraine. Due to poor economic gr... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Health & Hygiene, Education, Partnerships, Youth, Europe, Ukraine

TOMS Shoes Distribution in Cambodia

Posted by IRD HQ

An hour drive southwest of Kampong Chhnang town, 12-year-old San Baraing sat in front of the Koh Kandal secondary school admiring his new shoes. He was one of hundreds of students and teachers to receive a new pair of TOMS Shoes in March as part of their partnership with IRD. School Master Seang Chanty says “Most of my students wear the shoes to school every day now. The... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Health & Hygiene, Education, Partnerships, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia