International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC in the News

IRC Press Coverage

May 20, 2015 - 

Education is the foundation of lifelong prosperity, good health, nutrition, security, peace and tolerance between nations. This week, education leaders from around the world are meeting in Incheon, South Korea for the World Education Forum, where they will discuss a broad education agenda and propose goals for the next 15 years.

May 20, 2015 - 

The number of new Ebola cases has quadrupled over the last week in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with a total of 35 infections reported after weeks of reports of the virus' decline and a sense that it may finally be close to burning itself out, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

May 19, 2015 - 

Cholera and severe diarrhea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with the Burundians overwhelming the health infrastructure and sanitation facilities, aid agencies said Tuesday.

May 18, 2015 - 

In other news, the International Rescue Committee has announced the appointment of TIMOTHY GEITHNER as chair of its advisory board, IRC Overseers.

May 15, 2015 - 

This weekend, the Dallas Museum of Art and Oral Fixation will host an evening of personal story telling from immigrants who have made North Texas theirhome, as part of the Soluna International Music & Arts Festival.

May 15, 2015 - 

The charity World Vision began evacuating international staff from Burundi on Friday following a failed bid by generals to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza.

May 15, 2015 - 

Up to 50,000 Burundian refugees are stranded in an overcrowded lakeside village on the border with Tanzania, amid mounting tension with local people and fear of disease, the United Nations said on Thursday.

May 14, 2015 - 

 My blood went cold when I read the email. The IRC’s emergency director was writing to ask me if I would consider being deployed to Sierra Leone for the Ebola response. I thought about it a lot, and I talked to my wife, Jolly, who is my best friend. She started crying. She said, “I knew it would be in West Africa.”