International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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IRC Press Coverage

October 9, 2014 - 

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.

October 9, 2014 - 

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.

October 9, 2014 - 

Facebook completed its $22bn acquisition of WhatsApp this week - prompting an observation from International Rescue Committee president David Miliband.

October 9, 2014 - 

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.

October 6, 2014 - 

The slow journey to America and counter-terrorism laws have kept the figure low, as have ethical concerns over which refugees to resettle. But could the US be doing more?

October 6, 2014 - 

Fiery passion, charm, a touch of humility and good preparation helped Christos Stylianides, the European Union’s prospective new commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides, pass his confirmation hearing with flying colors on Sept. 30.

October 6, 2014 - 

We have to ask: “Are We Listening?” Often the voices of survivors themselves, particularly survivors in Syria and Iraq, are sidelined in Western debates. Policymakers must seek out unfiltered perspectives from the ground.

October 3, 2014 - 

Just giving money to poor people is perhaps the best way to fight poverty. The most recent evidence for this comes from an unexpected source: Syrian refugees.