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IRC Press Coverage

January 13, 2015 - 

There are ways to protect children in emergencies. Evidence repeatedly showsthat protecting children in humanitarian action saves lives, both immediately and in the long-term. 

January 9, 2015 - 

Ebola’s reputation is fearsome. Its horrifying symptoms, quick human-to-human transmission, and exotic locale seem ready-made for a thriller movie. Indeed, in the midst of the largest Ebola virus outbreak ever, a real-time script is emerging.

January 9, 2015 - 
Internal conflict in Myanmar has stoked a decades-long but little publicised refugee crisis around the border with Thailand. The FT's Michael Peel reports on how the International Rescue Committee is supporting relief efforts that are evolving. That as political reforms in Myanmar trigger changes to the situation on the ground.
 
January 9, 2015 - 
FT Seasonal Appeal: more than 100,000 long-term refugees from Myanmar live in camps in Thailand. Michael Peel reports on efforts to rebuild their lives.
 
January 8, 2015 - 

More than a million refugees who fled the advance of Islamic State (Isis) militants into the Kurdish region of Iraq face “untold hardship” this winter because of a lack of support and money.

January 8, 2015 - 

When Boko Haram strikes, it has the effect of a forest fire, driving every living thing before it in a panicked stampede. And as with forest fires, there is sometimes little warning the Nigerian terrorist group is coming.

 
January 8, 2015 - 

"There are more people needing help, because old wars from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Somalia are continuing, while new wars in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan are starting," reflects David Miliband, Britain's former Foreign Secretary who now heads the International Rescue Committee, a relief charity.

January 8, 2015 - 

HIn the world of emergency responses, cash is the new king. After decades of building vast logistical operations to deliver food, tarpaulins, tents and other supplies to disaster zones increasingly relief agencies have begun to accept that sometimes what the victims really need is just a bit of cash.