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Ebola Crisis

The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of Ebola since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get the latest updates from the front lines of the humanitarian response.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Our Impact


The Latest

October 30, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC’s Alicia Fitzpatrick reports from King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, currently one of the two sites of all burials in the capital of Sierra Leone.
October 27, 2014 | Blog Post
Emmanuel Boyah is the IRC's primary health manager in Liberia. On a daily basis he confronts the harsh reality of the Ebola outbreak in hard-hit Lofa County.
October 24, 2014 | Blog Post
In his audio diary, IRC health worker Tamba Sam talks about the IRC’s prevention work in Kenema, Sierra Leone and how its the local community leaders who have the influence to put a stop to the disease.
October 23, 2014 | Blog Post
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt. Even as a new case is confirmed in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ebola in New York is not the same as Ebola in West Africa.

Voices for the IRC

English actress Romola Garai has joined forces with the International Rescue Committee helping raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. 

IRC in the Press

October 14, 2014 | The Boston Globe
October 9, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

In Focus

President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

Updates from IRC President David Miliband and his perspective on our lifesaving work around the world.