International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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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.

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November 21, 2014 | Blog Post
After Typhoon Haiyan hit, the IRC and its local partner built safe learning environments for children aimed at learning, healing and processing the past.
November 21, 2014 | Blog Post
On May 26, the first case of Ebola was reported in Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone. The disease quickly spread to neighboring Kenema District, where the IRC has a long history, dating to 1998. Rachel Unkovic writes about the IRC's journey fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone.
November 20, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC, which helps resettle thousands of refugees in the United States each year, applauds President Barack Obama’s decision and welcomes the administration’s plans to encourage naturalization for those immigrants who qualify to apply for citizenship.

Voices for the IRC

Model Nykhor Paul joins the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from ongoing violence in the country. 

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President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

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