IRC in the News
Dr Theresa Jones, a psychologist from Bristol is counselling ebola workers in Liberia for the International Rescue Committee.
It's been weeks since Ebola dominated the headlines and conversation here in America. But for a Columbus father, the plague ravaging families and communities in Africa is still very present. He traveled to Liberia to help build an Ebola clinic, and after returning to his family, has just completed his 21 day watch period.
Typhoon Hagupit continues to pound the islands of Samar and Leyte, including the city of Tacloban, where a 1-foot storm surge has been reported, along with widespread power outages. In an email to reporters, the International Rescue Committee said about 1 million people have evacuated ahead of the storm nationwide, and up to 56 million may be at risk from impacts ranging from high winds to drenching rains.
Sometime soon a slender robot that looks like Casper the ghost and works like Skype on wheels may visit the bedside of an Ebola patient in West Africa, as a doctor nearby instantly transmits data to other researchers over a portable Wi-Fi network.
The Financial Times launched its Seasonal Appeal in aid of International Rescue Committee at a photography auction in London this week.