IRC in the News
This year the staff of the Financial Times have voted to support the International Rescue Committee, one of the most active non-governmental organisations trying to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The IRC also works on the frontline in many other countries, giving people the technical support and financial means to help rebuild their lives, and is also playing a vital role in west Africa in combating the spread of Ebola.
South Sudan appears to teetering — again — at the edge of an abyss. Since a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar plunged the young nation into civil war a year ago , 1.9 million people have been displaced, famine has been knocking at the door and the stability so necessary to build for the future has been carelessly discarded.
A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.
More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world's biggest peacetime evacuations, as the storm threatens to wreak more destruction on areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.
Typhoon Hagupit made landfall late Saturday, with its eye passing over the town of Dolores in the coastal area of Eastern Samar, a central Philippine province that has yet to fully recover from the devastation wrought last year by supertyphoon Haiyan.