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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. 


Safety First: Time to deliver on commitments to women and girls in crisis

Gender Based Violence is a global epidemic. The IRC estimates that 14 million refugees and displaced women and girls were subjected to sexual violence in 2019. However less than 0.2% of all global humanitarian funding between 2016-2018 was allocated to GBV prevention and response, and women and girls are often invisible in country's action plans for the Sustainable Development Goals. This report highlights some of the links between GBV and key SDGs to show where GBV prevention and response needs to be integrated across sectors to address the double disadvantage faced by women and girls in crisis.

November 25, 2019

The Venezuelan Displacement Crisis: A Test of Global Commitments and Solidarity

The crisis in Venezuela and its regional impact are continuing unabated, driving displacement on a pace and scale that requires greater action from the international community. The Solidarity Conference, scheduled for October 28-29 in Brussels, is an opportunity to apply the lessons learned from other displacement crises, mobilize resources and promote policies that can protect displaced Venezuelans and host communities today and turn the crisis into a development opportunity tomorrow.

October 25, 2019

The Narrowing Path to Citizenship

Current agency policies and practices are profoundly restricting the ability of eligible individuals to naturalize.

October 23, 2019

My Safety, My Wellbeing: equipping adolescent girls

The IRC developed a manual to help equip adolescent girls with key knowledge and skills to help them to mitigate, prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

October 11, 2019

Building economies and communities that thrive: the case for investing in refugee workforce development

Collaborating with the IRC on RescueWorks offers companies a chance to grow the workforce and talent in new markets and expand business while affirming company commitments to social impact and community engagement.

October 10, 2019

Moving Beyond the Emergency: A Whole of Society Approach to the Refugee Response in Bangladesh

This is one of five publications where we outline steps for developing a medium-term plan for Bangladesh, to benefit refugees and their host community alike. The other four cover forest and landscape restoration, trade, private sector investment, and labor mobility.

October 7, 2019

GRACE Act advocacy toolkit

Five ways to take to ensure Congress endorses and enacts the GRACE Act this year.

September 27, 2019

Securing SDG progress and inclusion for refugees

Businesses across sectors call on governments to take stronger action to improve the lives of refugees.

September 24, 2019

Missing Persons: Refugees Left Out and Left Behind in the SDGs

A new report from the International Rescue Committee indicates that the world’s refugee population is absent from the Sustainable Development Goals, despite having increased 47% since the SDGs were adopted in 2015.

September 23, 2019

Left in limbo

Building on new research from the IRC on positive market conditions in Cox’s Bazar, this brief highlights the untapped potential of livelihoods programming to increase self-reliance and economic empowerment for affected communities.

September 17, 2019