Financial Times selects International Rescue Committee as 2014 appeal partner
The Financial Times (FT) has chosen International Rescue Committee, a global charity that provides aid in the wake of conflict and disaster, for its 2014-2015 charity seasonal appeal.
The annual initiative, which runs from November to January, will raise money and increase awareness of the charity through editorial coverage of its work.
Content includes features, videos, images and interactive graphics in the FT newspaper, magazine and online. Charities are selected by staff vote, and FT readers and corporate partners are encouraged to donate.
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “The FT is pleased to be working with International Rescue Committee for this year’s appeal, particularly at a time of immense displacement and disruption for people around the globe.
"We report from many of the 30 countries where IRC works, including war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and have an opportunity to shed light on their critical work. The impact of our seasonal appeals reflect the generosity of our readers and the important causes of the charity organisations we work with.”
FT appeals have raised over £14m for charities over the last eight years, including Action Against Hunger, Camfed, Room to Read, Sightsavers, The Global Fund for Children, Wateraid and World Child Cancer.