International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC in the News

IRC Press Coverage

October 22, 2014 - 

There’s something spreading even faster than Ebola: Ebola panic. Spain was the first country affected, after a nurse’s aide caring for a priest was infected. Before too long, erroneous headlines claimed that people were being infected at fast-food restaurants.

October 21, 2014 - 

Now I'm no fan of "very potentially dangerous flights," but according to a slew of domestic and international medical experts, from the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to the health director of the International Rescue Committee, a travel ban is a bad idea.

October 20, 2014 - 

Tanzania has granted citizenship to 162,156 Burundians who came into the country in 1972 fleeing ethnic conflict in their country. The naturalisation now gives the refugees citizenship with rights to employment and property.

October 20, 2014 - 

Rick Neal’s difficult conversations began almost the moment he started thinking about hopping on a plane to western Africa to help set up a hospital to treat Ebola patients. A stay-at-home dad who left his life as an international aid worker to settle down and raise a family in Columbus, Neal broached the subject in a way that he hoped was upfront but respectful.

October 20, 2014 - 

The humanitarian system faces growing and complex challenges today, especially in aiding refugees. This was one of the reasons for hosting a dialogue with David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), for the launch of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility last week at The New School.

October 19, 2014 - 

The U.S. government has options for restricting travel from the West African nations suffering most from Ebola, but none would fully prevent the virus from entering the country and all would bring complications, health experts said.

October 18, 2014 - 
Instead of protecting public health, banning travel to and from Ebola-stricken countries will just increase illegal travel and make it harder to fight the disease.
October 17, 2014 - 

The world is finally focusing its attention and resources on the Ebola crisis. After what World Bank President Jim Yong Kim this summer described as a “failed” international reaction, there is now serious mobilization of money, people (both military and civilian), medicine, and equipment. The commitments, led by the United States, are producing real action on the ground. That’s the good news.