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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. 


Cycles of Displacement: Understanding Exclusion, Discrimination, and Violence Against LGBTQI People in Humanitarian Contexts

This report presents findings from IRC’s Safe at Home LGBTQI Scoping Study on experiences of discrimination, exclusion, and violence against LGBTQI people in humanitarian contexts.

June 11, 2021

Refugees are courageous illustration

This World Refugee Day, we’re asking people around the world to share this new illustration by Diala Brisly, a Syrian refugee artist living in France.

June 10, 2021

Communities in Crisis: Policy Recommendations to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Central America

This policy brief recommends durable solutions to address the root causes of migration and sustain success in responding to humanitarian challenges in Northern Central America.

June 9, 2021

Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid (Brief)

How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid

June 2, 2021

IRC's New Risk Communication and Community Engagement Website

The IRC's Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Taskforce is excited to share a new platform, the RCCE website. RCCE aims to mitigate the risk and impact of outbreaks, including COVID-19 and Ebola, by offering an approach and set of resources to work with communities to prevent exposure, stop disease transmission, and mitigate the harmful effects of outbreaks.

May 19, 2021

Ending the hunger crisis: Response, recovery and resilience

The IRC reports that, without drastic action, the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 will suspend global progress toward ending hunger by at least five years. 

May 19, 2021

Starting with Play: Play Well's Approach to Educational Audio Content Creation

Play Well, creates and adapts play-based social-emotional learning (SEL) content to be delivered via radio, phone-based audio services, and other digital platforms where internet-access is limited, providing modular content that promotes playful learning at home.

May 13, 2021

Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid

The purpose of this paper is to share IRC’s vision for the future of the Grand Bargain based on our experience on the ground and engagement with this forum. The paper is meant to contribute to current discussions on the ‘Grand Bargain 2.0’ as envisaged in the recent proposal by the Facilitation Group.

May 11, 2021

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

Climate action at the IRC: changing how we work

A fact sheet featuring International Rescue Committee climate-smart operational indicators to measure and track reductions in our carbon footprint.

April 30, 2021