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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. 


IRC Tigray Crisis Gender Analysis Report key findings: women's exploitation & gender-based violence

Key findings regarding women’s sexual exploitation abuse across the conflict Tigray from IRC’s more comprehensive gender analysis report.

May 3, 2021

Tracking the Global Humanitarian Response to COVID-19

This paper offers a set of recommendations for donors and UN agency partners, such as prioritizing funding to front-line NGO implementers in fragile contexts, normalizing flexible and multiyear funding, and improving transparency and reporting to public platforms.

April 29, 2021

Innovation in the Business Refugee Action Network (BRAN)Synthesis Report 2019 – 2020

The Business Refugee Action Network (BRAN) is exploring business-led innovation in support of the economic wellbeing of refugees.

April 29, 2021

Correcting the record: Five reasons why the Biden administration should keep its commitments on refugee admissions and raise the cap to 62,500

On Friday, April 16, President Biden issued an Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2021, keeping the refugee admissions cap at the Trump-era, all-time low of 15,000 and restoring region-based admissions categories. Later that day, the administration clarified that a subsequent Determination would be issued on or before May 15 to increase the admissions cap. The International Rescue Committee outlines five key reasons President Biden must act quickly to prevent any further harm to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) by setting an admissions cap of 62,500 refugees, as his administration previously proposed to Congress.

April 26, 2021

Equitable Access to Health Services: Lessons for Integrating Displaced Populations into National Health Systems

Lessons Learned & Innovative Approaches from the Humanitarian Health Response in Jordan, Bangladesh and Chad

April 23, 2021

One Year On: The state of refugee inclusion in the World Bank’s response to COVID-19

This policy brief offers ways the World Bank can standardize refugee inclusion across COVID-19 responses and continue to leverage financing for more inclusive national policies. The brief features case studies on Chad, Jordan, and Pakistan to spotlight different levels of inclusion across World Bank-funded COVID-19 response plans.

April 15, 2021

The Sahel: what needs to change

The IRC has joined 48 organizations in this report which recommends a reorientation from a militaristic approach to a humanitarian/civilian-oriented approach.

April 15, 2021

More of the same: Biden to admit fewer refugees than any president in U.S. history

New analysis by the International Rescue Committee reveals that midway through the 2021 fiscal year, only 2,050 refugees have been admitted to the United States, a new historical low despite promises by the Biden administration to immediately increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle into the United States.

April 11, 2021

IRC COVID-19 response 12-month report

With your support, the IRC has been able to adapt our lifesaving programs while combating the spread of COVID-19 in 40 countries worldwide.

April 7, 2021

Keeping Children Safe and Learning in a Pandemic: Education, Conflict, and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of more than one billion children and youth worldwide. Children in humanitarian settings are experiencing the compound crises of a public health emergency and additional barriers to their opportunities to learn, develop and thrive. School systems have responded in varying ways but children in crisis settings face unique challenges. In response, the IRC has responded in nimble and innovative ways to continue reaching the families we serve in the face of school closures and other disruptions

April 5, 2021