Reading, Writing, RefugeS

[Mardan, Pakistan; May 20. Image via Getty]

Internally displaced Pakistani children, fleeing from military operations against Taliban militants in troubled Swat valley and Buner, attend a class in a makeshift tent school in Mardan on May 20, 2009. Pakistan struggled to provide relief for the 1.5 million people who have fled its anti-Taliban onslaught, admitting the enormity of the challenge as fears grew about a lengthening crisis. Pakistan ordered the offensive last month under huge US pressure to crush militants in the northwest, which Washington said threatened the very existence of the Muslim country and posed the greatest terror threat to the West. AFP PHOTO/ Tariq MAHMOOD (Photo credit should read TARIQ MAHMOOD/AFP/Getty Images)