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.
IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit FY 2020 Annual Report
The IRC's Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU), created in 2016, ensures that the IRC integrates a culture of integrity, prevention, and risk identification and mitigation at all levels of the organization.
The Road to COVID-19 Immunity: Building Trust and Combating Misinformation
As many people will not have wide-spread access to COVID-19 vaccines this year, these months are crucial to begin building trust, engaging communities, and increasing both knowledge and acceptance of the vaccine so that once doses do arrive, a successful rollout can occur. This brief outlines 5 things the international community to assist with these efforts.
GBV Trends Among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar: COVID-19 update
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pandemic which violates human rights across communities around the world. Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh following severe rights violations enacted upon them by the Myanmar military in 2017 continue to live with the threat of violence in Cox’s Bazar. Data from the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) programmes demonstrates that the risks they face are likely to be compounded by the spread of COVID-19 and the steps taken to mitigate against it.
9 Humanitarian Goals for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First Year
Nine ways President Biden can help 235 million of the world’s most vulnerable, restoring the “soul of America” and advancing U.S. interests
Supporting the Financial Health of Refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) Study in Uganda Mexico
This report explores how refugees navigate financial and livelihoods obstacles, and the strategies that enable them to manage their finances, access financial services, and attain some measure of financial health and sustainable livelihoods.
Beyond the Lost Year: Five Ways to Improve Education for the Most Vulnerable in 2021
Here are five ways to enhance the education experience for the most vulnerable children starting in 2021
2021 Emergency Watchlist
The IRC's 2021 Emergency Watchlist reveals that the world is facing both unprecedented humanitarian emergencies as well as a political crisis of inaction and global retreat from humanitarian obligations.
Nurturing care for children living in humanitarian settings
This brief summarizes actions that program planners and implementers should take to minimize the impact that emergencies have on the lives of young children and their families.
COVID-19 and refugees' economic opportunities, financial services and digital inclusion
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have increased policy support for digital financial services, including by waiving fees and allowing remote onboarding to both allow for greater social distancing and support resilience in the midst of a major economic crisis.This research report - based on findings in refugee contexts in Jordan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia - finds that digital services such as mobile money can in theory be more accessible for refugees than standard bank accounts, in practice refugees continue to face barriers.
How to talk to your family about refugees and asylum seekers
Use our guide to facilitate positive conversations and share important facts about refugees and asylum seekers with your friends and family.