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IRC Press Coverage

October 14, 2014 - 
The director of the World Health Organization called Ebola's ravaging effects on West Africa a “crisis for international peace and security.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about the conditions driving the emergency, the challenges of breaking the cycle of transmission and the existential and political consequences of the epidemic.
October 13, 2014 - 

The founder of the popular Greek yogurt brand Chobani has committed $2-million to address the refugee crisis along Turkey’s borders, a rare gift amid near silence from private philanthropists in response to the humanitarian crisis in the region.

October 13, 2014 - 

International Rescue Committee (IRC) chief David Miliband  described this situation last week when he spoke of a 'growing mismatch between humanitarian need and humanitarian provision'. At a meeting on urban displacement hosted by the IRC at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, Miliband argued that the international humanitarian system was failing to keep pace with the changing nature of crises as they become more frequent, more protracted, and more complex.

October 13, 2014 - 

Impact evaluations often come with a steep price tag, but in settings where data can be limited and where respondents and researchers alike are potentially vulnerable to a constantly changing environment, the costs of conducting them could be even greater.

October 13, 2014 - 

With her shimmery voice, a penchant for Jimmy Choo heels and a resume that includes a cameo in the “Hannibal” movie and a duet with LL Cool J at Carnegie Hall, soprano Danielle de Niese is blurring the lines between opera and pop star, positioning herself as a new diva for the digital age.

October 13, 2014 - 

Last week, Facebook completed its acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion in the largest-ever purchase of a Silicon Valley company. That $19 billion figure has since risen to a $22 billion valuation, thanks to Facebook's rising share price.

October 13, 2014 - 

Ebola is not going to overrun Britain. It is a difficult disease to catch — more like AIDS than the flu. But it is a deadly threat in the poor West African states of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

October 11, 2014 - 

With winter around the corner, aid organizations in Lebanon are scrambling to prepare Syrian refugees for the icy, wet months ahead, but with more people continuing to stream over the border and a chronic lack of funding, they face an uphill battle. “This is a priority and it’s absolutely necessary,” UNHCR spokesperson Dana Sleiman told The Daily Star. “We saw this last year, and we know how difficult it is for refugees.”