Opera singer Danielle de Niese

FT seasonal appeal auction

Readers can bid online on 22 exclusive experiences, in aid of the IRC’s work

©Charlie Bibby

Video feature: Refugees in America

Five families tell their stories about beginning again in the US

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

Anyone about to enter the ‘green zone’ of the IRC run Ebola Isolation Unit at Bo hospital, Sierra Leone must have their shoes sprayed with chlorine to prevent the spread of Ebola

Signs of hope in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

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

David Miliband Lunch with the FT illustration
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David Miliband, politician

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

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

Letter from the editor

Lionel Barber on FT staff choice of International Rescue Committee

Mada, 41, a refugee from Syria, stands outside of the International Rescue Committee's women and girls’ community center where she attends weekly information sessions and emotional support groups
©Sara Hylton

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

02 Dec 2014 - Bar Elias, Lebanon - a group of adolescent girls from Syria attend a session on the effects of child marriage in the Bekaa Valley region of Lebanon.

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.