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IRC Press Coverage

January 23, 2015 - 

The U.N. Security Council warned on Tuesday that escalating Boko Haram attacks could destabilize the whole region and may amount to crimes against humanity. The council's rare statement came after Boko Haram's recent massacre in the town of Baga, reportedly the group's deadliest yet, and as violence increasingly spills over into neighboring countries.

January 22, 2015 - 

While the medical staffs work to treat patients with the Ebola virus and the community members work to stop the spread of the virus, Lara Ho spent six weeks in Sierra Leone helping to set up isolation units and research projects. 

January 16, 2015 - 

Sarah Ndikumana, International Rescue Committee's Nigerian country director, told VICE News that NGOs still operative in the northeast are having a very difficult time trying to keep up with the need for care. She described the "scattering" that occurs when Boko Haram enters a village and residents flee, some too frantic to note where their children are, or whether they're following.

January 13, 2015 - 

There are ways to protect children in emergencies. Evidence repeatedly showsthat protecting children in humanitarian action saves lives, both immediately and in the long-term. 

January 9, 2015 - 

Ebola’s reputation is fearsome. Its horrifying symptoms, quick human-to-human transmission, and exotic locale seem ready-made for a thriller movie. Indeed, in the midst of the largest Ebola virus outbreak ever, a real-time script is emerging.

January 9, 2015 - 
Internal conflict in Myanmar has stoked a decades-long but little publicised refugee crisis around the border with Thailand. The FT's Michael Peel reports on how the International Rescue Committee is supporting relief efforts that are evolving. That as political reforms in Myanmar trigger changes to the situation on the ground.
 
January 9, 2015 - 
FT Seasonal Appeal: more than 100,000 long-term refugees from Myanmar live in camps in Thailand. Michael Peel reports on efforts to rebuild their lives.
 
January 8, 2015 - 

More than a million refugees who fled the advance of Islamic State (Isis) militants into the Kurdish region of Iraq face “untold hardship” this winter because of a lack of support and money.