IRC in the News
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?
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.
In the incongruously sumptuous setting of London's historic Lancaster House, representatives of governments and humanitarian organisations listened in silence on Thursday as a British nurse, Will Pooley, recently recovered from Ebola, evoked the squalor of the Ebola wards in Kenema where he had worked, and told of the painful deaths of two Sierra Leonean children he had befriended, a young brother and sister.
As an international conference on aid to combat Ebola convened in London, a UK parliamentary committee report said aid cuts may have exacerbated the outbreak. So what's the link?
The heartbreaking yet hopeful movie, filmed largely in Atlanta, is about Sudanese refugees who came to be known as “the Lost Boys” after fleeing the violence in their war-torn country. (According to the International Rescue Committee, which has a presence in Atlanta, nearly 4,000 of the refugees came to America in 2001, 120 of whom resettled in the Atlanta area with the IRC’s help.)