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Policy and advocacy reports from the IRC

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The International Rescue Committee advocates for resettlement of the most vulnerable refugees, protection of rights to asylum, commitments to international humanitarian law, and appropriate financing and policy to respond to the evolving needs of people in crisis. For a more in-depth look at our work, you can read our most recent reports below.

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Global policy

Modernizing the global response to refugee crises

Five ways to improve World Bank funding for refugees and hosts in low- income countries and why these dedicated resources matter more than ever

New responses to the refugee crisis: promises and challenges in Uganda—a case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

New responses to the refugee crisis: promises and challenges in Ethiopia—a case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

In search of work: creating jobs for Syrian refugees                   

Still in search of work - creating jobs for Syrian refugees: an update on the Jordan compact

Refugee compacts: an initial framework

Refugee compacts: addressing the crisis of protracted displacement

Tackling the realities of protracted displacement: case studies on what’s working and where we can do better

Shaping the Global Compact on Refugees

Will it make a difference? Towards a Global Compact on Refugees that actually works

Meeting the sustainable development goals for people caught in crisis

SDG progress: fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

Sustainable development goals in crisis

Countries in crisis

They die of bombs, we die of need: impact of collapsing public health systems in Yemen

The long road home: achieving durable solutions to displacement in Iraq

 

U.S. refugee resettlement and immigration policy

The future of refugee welcome in the United States

(Un)welcome: the state of refugee resettlement in America

Time to act: the need for congressional engagement on slow refugee admissions

Disorder by design: a manufactured U.S. emergency and the real crisis in Central America

The narrowing path to citizenship for new Americans