IRC in the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.