IRC in the News
“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.
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.
David Miliband - head of the charity International Rescue - tells Channel 4 News that the response to Ebola from western countries has been too late.
The virulence of the Ebola virus is not in doubt. But no prescription to deal with it will do any good, unless honesty and calm are part of the mix.
The International Rescue Committee president told the Today programme that "proper systems" are needed to ensure local communities understand the reasons behind the outbreak, take the necessary precautions and address local traditions that could help the virus spread.
On Thursday, Mr. Ulukaya, founder of Greek yogurt company Chobani Inc., will announce he is giving $2 million in humanitarian aid to the International Rescue Committee, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other, yet-to-be-named groups providing relief to displaced families who have fled to Turkey.
Facebook completed its $22bn acquisition of WhatsApp this week - prompting an observation from International Rescue Committee president David Miliband.
IRC president and CEO David Miliband says there is a "widespread view" that the world has been "too slow" to react to the Ebola crisis.