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Agriculture and Climate Change editThe importance of smallholder farms and sustainability

  Sustainability. It’s a word that is talked about a lot in development. That’s because many organisations like IRT recognise that projects we implement need to stay in communities for the long term to truly improve people’s lives. Sustainable agricultural practices are important to the farmers IRT supports, but generally for the planet as well. […]

PovertyPoverty: The main obstacle to development

While IRT and countless other charities focus on access to education, clean water and improved sanitation practices, one major issue remains. Poverty. Poverty is the original source of suffering that is preventing millions of people to improve their livelihoods. At IRT, we want to support the communities we work with to lift themselves out of […]

ProstheticsProsthetics for Syrian Refugees

In the developing world, losing a leg often means losing your primary mode of transportation. While amputations are less common today in the Western world, the procedure remains highly prevalent in less developed countries. Amputations in the Developing World The rate of amputations is increasing in the developing world, in part because of violence. Land […]

Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis editJordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Jordan is one of few countries around the world that have highly prioritised the safety of their Syrian neighbours. Jordan shares a border with Syria, so they have taken responsibility in helping Syrians escape the brutal civil war and violence that has come with it. Jordan has taken in 1,265,000 refugees, 657,422 of whom are […]

OCA Mango trainingHow will you Be Bold for Change?

  Today is International Women’s Day. The commemoration happens  8 March with a different focus each year. Last year’s focus was to Pledge for Parity. As the gender gap is not predicted to close until 2186, this year’s theme seems fitting to take action. Be Bold for Change. By now, you’ve probably seen the hashtag […]

Families flee fighting in South SudanFamine is not a choice

Today, Ash Wednesday is celebrated around the world by millions of Christians to mark the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter. It is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus’ sacrifice […]

International Peace DayRed Hand Day

Think back to your childhood. What are your fondest memories? They’re most likely experiences with your family and friends and you can probably remember how happy you were during those times. Every person should be able to experience this feeling, but not all are able to. In many countries throughout the world, including South Sudan […]

Ride London 2015Ride London 2017

  Do you enjoy cycling? Do you want to help our efforts in rebuilding the lives of refugees? Why not take part in the largest cycling event in the UK? Join Team IRT for Ride London 2017. The Prudential Ride London is a 100-mile journey from the bustling capital city into the Surrey’s spectacular countryside. […]

Steve at the Great North RunGreat North Run 2017

The beginning of February is a crucial time when it comes to making or breaking New Year’s resolutions. Was your resolution to be more active? Or are you setting out to try something you’ve never done before? Why not train for a half marathon? The Great North Run, held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 10 […]

Mae Sot StoreGood news to start off 2017

We’re so happy to let our supporters know that our Mae Sot Sustainable Livelihoods project in Thailand no longer need our support. Over the years we have been able to help hundreds of Burmese refugees learn new skills and access opportunities to start their own businesses. With the long-term stability of Myanmar getting better every […]