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IRC Press Coverage

August 28, 2014 - 

War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine early next year, the UN chief in the country warned Thursday, as aid workers said the shooting down of a UN helicopter threatened efforts to save lives.

August 27, 2014 - 

Kate Phillips-Barrasso, director of policy and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee, says the sheer disruptiveness of Syria’s violence, rather than any lack of attention, explains the desperate refugee situation.

“It’s not just getting aid inside Syria, but there are some areas that are just almost impossible to reach,” she said.

August 27, 2014 - 

Primary health care manager Emmanuel Boyah is at Ebola’s frontline in Liberia. If he contracts the disease, there will be no ‘secret serum’ waiting for him. Yet he keeps fighting.

August 26, 2014 - 

Outside the Ivy apartments are dozens of families who came as refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq and Ethiopia. Some parents are walking their kids to the first day of school.  On Monday, they had some help from staff and volunteers with the International Rescue Committee, like Toe Bi Bae, who came eight years ago as an ethnic Karen refugee from Burma.

August 26, 2014 - 

Rows of dusty tents line a barren field on the outskirts of Syria’s northeastern Kurdish town of Derik, now home to an estimated 15,000 Yazidi refugees who fled Iraq’s violence this month.

August 22, 2014 - 

"Probably 85 percent of the fevers right now are malaria," says Laura Miller, health coordinator in Sierra Leone for the International Rescue Committee. "But more of those cases will go untreated than usual."

August 22, 2014 - 

A few weeks ago, West Point was merely the worst slum in war-racked Liberia. Today, it is both that and the most notorious urban center of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak.