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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. 

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Promoting U.S. Refugee Resettlement and Asylum

The U.S. has a long history of providing welcome to those needing safety. For decades, life-saving protection for refugees has been possible through the U.S. resettlement program and asylum. Today, we see these pathways to safety for those who have fled persecution and violence coming under attack, leaving some of the world’s most vulnerable people behind. Every day, our team is hard at work advocating for solutions for refugees, asylum seekers, asylees, Temporary Protected Status recipients, DREAMers and other marginalized people worldwide.

October 13, 2020
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Responding to Needs in the Era of COVID-19

Protracted economic, political and security crises have rendered many countries ill-equipped to respond to COVID-19. Within these fragile contexts, refugees and people displaced by conflict and crisis will be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. An effective response to COVID-19 requires both global and local solutions. IRC’s advocacy aims to secure funding and operational flexibilities, promote best practices, and address specific threats to the needs of the communities we serve.

October 13, 2020
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Protecting and aiding civilians in conflict

In conflicts around the world, the targeting of civilians and their homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure has become routine. People are cut off from food, water and lifesaving assistance. The IRC advocates with global leaders for actions that uphold the laws of war, protect civilians in conflict, hold violators to account and allow humanitarian organizations to have greater access to people in need.

October 12, 2020
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Improving outcomes for people caught in crisis

Multi-year and flexible humanitarian funding supports better outcomes and delivers efficiencies.

October 12, 2020
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Modernizing the global response to refugee crises

In 2018, less than 3 percent of refugees went home. The vast majority struggle to get by in countries unable to meet their needs. Most relief efforts are focused on food, shelter and basic health care—but refugees also require education and livelihoods opportunities if they are to rebuild their lives. The IRC strives for “better aid” that delivers assistance more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

October 12, 2020
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How the humanitarian response to COVID-19 failed to protect women and girls

A new IRC report brings forward the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women living in some of the most underfunded and forgotten humanitarian crises in 15 African countries to learn how the pandemic and the humanitarian response to it has affected their safety.

October 12, 2020
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Tracking issues in the U.S. 2020 Election

The International Rescue Committee calls on all candidates running for public office to highlight challenges and provide solutions to three important issues in the 2020 election.

October 9, 2020
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Airbel Impact Lab: mental health

Supporting the mental health needs of displaced people will be crucial to helping them lay the groundwork for future success.

October 8, 2020
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Recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

October 5, 2020
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International Rescue Committee annual report 2019

The International Rescue Committee's 2019 Annual Report showcases the life-changing work of our 30,000 staff and volunteers in more than 40 countries around the world and in 20 cities across the United States.

October 1, 2020

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