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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. 

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Improving outcomes for people caught in crisis

Multi-year and flexible humanitarian funding supports better outcomes and delivers efficiencies.

October 12, 2020
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Modernizing the global response to refugee crises

In 2018, less than 3 percent of refugees went home. The vast majority struggle to get by in countries unable to meet their needs. Most relief efforts are focused on food, shelter and basic health care—but refugees also require education and livelihoods opportunities if they are to rebuild their lives. The IRC strives for “better aid” that delivers assistance more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

October 12, 2020
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What happened? How the humanitarian response to COVID-19 failed to protect women and girls

A new IRC report brings forward the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women living in some of the most underfunded and forgotten humanitarian crises in 15 African countries to learn how the pandemic and the humanitarian response to it has affected their safety.

October 12, 2020
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IRC's agenda for the incoming Biden administration

The IRC looks forward to working constructively with the new Administration, using our experience and expertise to support evidence-based policy making that honors America’s deepest traditions of humanitarian leadership and care for the most vulnerable.

October 9, 2020
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Airbel Impact Lab: mental health

Supporting the mental health needs of displaced people will be crucial to helping them lay the groundwork for future success.

October 8, 2020
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Recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

October 5, 2020
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International Rescue Committee annual report 2019

The International Rescue Committee's 2019 Annual Report showcases the life-changing work of our 30,000 staff and volunteers in more than 40 countries around the world and in 20 cities across the United States.

October 1, 2020
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Covid-19 and fragile contexts: reviving multilateralism’s promise to “leave no one behind”

A new report published by the IRC and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit details how an absence of global leadership, insufficient funding, and lack of coordination during the pandemic has impacted the world’s most vulnerable.

September 29, 2020
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Modernizing humanitarian assistance

Modernizing Humanitarian Assistance

September 25, 2020
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Modernizing The U.S. Refugee Response Overseas

Modernizing The U.S. Refugee Response Overseas

September 25, 2020

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