Reports and resources
The International Rescue Committee uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our research and resources.
Narrowing the gender gap in Yemen: A gender analysis by the IRC
IRC Yemen conducted its first gender analysis with a programmatic focus in July-August, 2019. The findings have implications for IRC programs across a number of sectors. In total, 465 participants were consulted in 7 governorates and the findings reveal the “big picture” gender-related data trends in IRC’s areas of operation, with a focus on the following sectors: health, WASH, food security, multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) and NFI distributions, education and protection. The gender analysis was overseen by the Gender Equality Manager, Nuria Shuja Al-deen, with technical support from the East Africa Gender Advisor, Emmy Moorhouse, Senior Program Coordinator, Geneviève Gauthier and sector leads. Gender Equality Officers, Nessreen Hasan led the data collection efforts in Sana’a; and Rula Raed, led the activities in Aden, Abyan, Al Dhale’e and Lahj.
IRC comment opposing proposed expansion of asylum bars
These changes would constitute an unnecessary and punitive overhaul of the asylum protections enshrined in U.S. and international law.
IRC comment opposing proposed USCIS fee schedule changes
These proposed changes would disproportionately harm low-income immigrants by creating financial barriers to the progress of an immigrant’s integration in the U.S., delaying or even preventing status that is critical to safety, security and protection.
IRC Emergency Watchlist 2020
Watchlist 2020 highlights the countries where the IRC assesses there to be the greatest risk of a major deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the coming year.
Girl Empower impact evaluation
The Girl Empower program aimed to equip adolescent girls with the skills and experiences necessary to make healthy, strategic life choices and to stay safe from sexual violence.
Navigating the shift to digital humanitarian assistance
Lessons from the IRC’s experience shifting first from in-kind to cash and from physical cash to digital cash; enabling factors and barriers to working with digital payment providers, including mobile money.
Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE)
SAFE is a protection and psychosocial support program model and resource package for front-line actors to engage adolescents in the early phase of an emergency response.
Ruled out of work: Refugee women’s legal right to work
This briefing assesses the impact of the law on refugee women’s right to work and access economic opportunities in high refugee hosting countries.
IRC Client Responsive Programming Framework
This framework explains client responsiveness at the IRC, which reflects our commitment to meaningful participation of people receiving our aid and services, delivered directly and in partnership.
How to talk to your family about refugees, asylum and the border this holiday season
As you gather together with family and friends to celebrate this holiday season, take the opportunity to share important facts about resettlement and asylum.