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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. 


Protection Denied: Humanitarian Consequences at the U.S. Southern Border One Year Into the Biden Administration

The report provides an overview of the severe humanitarian consequences of the U.S. policies at the U.S.-Mexico border. The first year of the US Administration has demonstrated the real dangers of border externalization—both to vulnerable migrants in need of protection and to the humanitarian organizations working to protect their rights and meet their basic needs. The IRC urges the Biden Administration to end policies of border externalization and to take the necessary actions to build a safe, orderly, and humane asylum process. The IRC calls for an immediate end to Title 42 and MPP.

January 14, 2022

Finance in Displacement - Joint Lessons Report

Between 2019 and 2021, the IRC partnered with Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and Tufts University for the Finance in Displacement (FIND) research project, which interviewed over 280 forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) in Jordan, Kenya, Uganda and Mexico. The final report brings to light the challenges FDPs face in accessing economic opportunities and puts forth a financial health framework for measuring progress against these challenges.

January 13, 2022

The Case for a New IDA Tier 1 Indicator on Treatment Coverage for Acute Malnutrition

In this brief, the IRC builds the case for the inclusion of an IDA indicator on acute malnutrition treatment with the aim of increasing accountability and expanding the coverage of life-saving treatment in children.

December 23, 2021

2022 Emergency Watchlist

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Emergency Watchlist 2022 is a call to action for global leaders and the general public.

December 14, 2021

The Women Peace and Security Index: A new lens on forced displacement

The IRC and the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security's briefing highlights the disadvantages displaced women and girls face in terms of their justice, inclusion and safety and calling for targeted support.

December 9, 2021

Client Responsive Programming: The IRC’s organizational AAP framework

The purpose of this document is to present the IRC’s approach to institutionalize accountability to affected populations (AAP) across all Country Programs, sectors and through the organizational strategy.

December 2, 2021

IRC FY21 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) progress report

This report shares the IRC's FY21 progress through the framework of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy.

November 23, 2021

Why not local? Gender-based violence, women’s rights organisations, and the missed opportunity of COVID-19.

This report provides new evidence and builds on previous policy research by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which for years has called for urgent attention to women and girls’ needs and priorities in humanitarian crises. Building from existing frameworks – including the Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies, the Generation Equality Forum, and the Grand Bargain – we call on humanitarian actors to fulfil their commitments and increase the prioritisation of GBV interventions in humanitarian crises.

November 22, 2021

CRC Day – A lot has been done, but girls and boys are yet to fully enjoy their rights

The CRC came into existence in 1989. Despite the global support for this convention to be ratified, children’s’ protection and other rights are far from a reality for millions of children around the world.

November 18, 2021

The Global Compact on Refugees Three Years On: Navigating barriers and maximizing incentives in support of refugees and host countries

The Global Compact on Refugees, an international agreement adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2018, aimed to make the responsibility for helping refugees worldwide more equitable and predictable. Three years on, and ahead of the first mid-term review of progress at a high-level meeting in December 2021, the International Rescue Committee in collaboration with Danish Refugee Council and Norwegian Refugee Council, have commissioned a report to assess progress on the Compact’s objectives and commitments.

November 8, 2021