Serbia set to see migrants through winter

FT readers help raise £2.2m for International Rescue Committee

Latest from FT’s 2015 appeal
FT Seasonal Appeal: Ebola worker

FT readers help raise £1.9m for IRC

UK government matched funds raised by Seasonal Appeal

Staff meet with a Syrian refugee who receives cash assistance from the IRC in northern Lebanon. The IRC follows up with beneficiaries like this woman to ensure the program is efficient, effective and simple.

Charity looks for innovative ways to deliver aid

International Rescue Committee seeks to develop disaster relief

Refugees in a camp near Mae Sot in northern Thailand
©Peter Biro

At the border of hope and despair

More than 100,000 refugees from Myanmar are living in camps in Thailand, reports Michael Peel

A group of adolescent girls from Syria attend a session on the effects of child marriage at a camp in the Bekaa Valley region of Lebanon.
©Sara Hylton

Syria’s stolen childhoods

The refugee crisis has left the IRC and other aid groups trying to rebuild lives

IDP's sitting on benches or the floor in poor hygene in Yola Nigeria

Boko Haram creates humanitarian crisis

Thousands of Nigerians displaced by insurgency

David Miliband Lunch with the FT illustration
©James Ferguson

David Miliband

The former British foreign secretary, now head of the charity supported by FT’s seasonal appeal, talks about the perils of intervention, the EU, and his brother Ed

South Sudan playing cards in Juba camp

South Sudan’s displaced people

Civil war in world’s newest nation is causing humanitarian catastrophe

Lydie Kujuru (centre) with siblings Pilote and Caroline
©Charlie Bibby

Refugees’ stories: a new life in the US

From a refugee camp to suburban Maryland, families helped by the IRC share their stories of making a fresh start in the United States

©Charlie Bibby

Video feature: Refugees in America

Five families tell their stories about beginning again in the US

Signs of hope in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

NGOs led by IRC at heart of effort to bring epidemic under control

IRC helps educate Syria’s lost generation

Refugee charity provides education to children displaced by civil war

Syrian refugees rekindle hope by learning a trade

With Syria’s war now in its fourth year, aid organisations are rethinking strategies for helping a refugee population still growing by 5,000 per day

Youth centre gives hope to Syrian teens

Organisation helps around 400 visitors a day by helping them find work, social activities, psychological support and classes

Snapshot: ‘Mathieu in Burundi’ (2013), by Chris de Bode

‘I found my country had changed and my neighbours had moved on to my land,’ says the 80-year-old who lived in Tanzania for 37 years

The precious gift of hope

The world’s humanitarian crises cry out for a generous response

Letter from the editor

Lionel Barber on FT staff’s choice of International Rescue Committee as seasonal appeal partner

Snapshot: ‘Young Syrian refugee’, by Sam Tarling

The IRC has set up community classes for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Seasonal appeal 2014

More than 200,000 people live in displacement sites and camps in North Kivu, DR Congo

FT seasonal appeal auction raises £126,000

Unique experiences auctioned in aid of IRC’s work

Seasonal appeal 2014

The civil war in Syria has created the world’s largest refugee crisis, with more than 11m Syrians having fled their homes

Seasonal Appeal: Helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon

IRC provides a safe space to women and girls at its refugee centres in Batroun and the Bekaa Valley

FT seasonal appeal 2014

The IRC, this year’s FT seasonal appeal charity partner, has been working in the Central African Republic since 2006 providing essential humanitarian service

FT Seasonal Appeal auction raises £100,000

Steve McCurry’s ‘Afghan Girl with Hands on Face’ attracts top bid

Financial Times Seasonal Appeal 2014 Photography Auction

Preview the lots, including photographs by Cecil Beaton, Corinne Day, Steve McCurry and many more

2013 appeal boosted child cancer fight

Donation of £3.1m last year boosts hospital units

Children battling cancer

The FT worked with World Child Cancer in the 2013 Seasonal Appeal


The FT has chosen the International Rescue Committee as its partner in the 2014/15 Seasonal Appeal. IRC is a global charity that helps people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster. It works in more than 30 countries to help people survive, recover and gain control over their future. From now until early 2015, FT journalists will highlight key aspects of IRC's vital work.

Since 2006, the FT's seasonal appeals have raised a total of £14m for our charity partners.