International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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IRC Press Coverage

October 10, 2014 - 

UK’s former foreign secretary visits Sierra Leone capital Freetown and says treatment alone will not stop death toll.

October 10, 2014 - 

Americans are focused on our country's efforts to treat ebola patients once they've reached the United States.  But the way to roll back the spread of Ebola is to stop it at its roots, and that means West Africa.

October 10, 2014 - 

The sudden reversal of policy, which now favours interrogation of West African arrivals, owes more to Dracula-at-Whitby fears than to solid proof.

October 10, 2014 - 

The Middle East is in turmoil, beset by ethnic, religious and sectarian conflicts that together have created one of the gravest global humanitarian crises since World War II. And once again a US-led military coalition is dropping bombs in the region.

October 10, 2014 - 

Speaking on a visit to Freetown, former foreign secretary David Miliband, who is now head of the International Rescue Committee, told the Guardian that this was a crucial moment in the spreading of Ebola and that treatment alone wouldn’t stop the rising death toll.

October 10, 2014 - 

“The International Rescue Committee was one of the first to actually take the WakaWaka power into Syria, to provide light and power to Syrian refugees, and now... the WakaWaka is the most valued non-food item in Syria," said Van Gestel.

October 10, 2014 - 

ALL ports of entry across the UK, not just London, should face screening for Ebola, a senior MP has suggested after the UK Government rapidly changed its position on health checks amid rising concerns over the spread of the deadly virus.

October 9, 2014 - 

David Miliband - head of the charity International Rescue - tells Channel 4 News that the response to Ebola from western countries has been too late.