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.
Unprepared for (re)integration
This study informs programming and policies in relation to refugee returns and, specifically, with regards to their (re)integration within urban areas, with a focus on Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria
These Rights are Mine: disability rights among refugees and the host community in Tanzania
This brief describes the key findings from an IRC assessment conducted in Kigoma, Tanzania to understand the status of disability rights, as well as challenges faced by persons with disabilities, among refugees and the host community.
Four decades of presidential leadership on refugee protection, until now
For four decades, U.S. presidents have strengthened America’s humanitarian tradition of welcoming refugees. Today, this legacy is in jeopardy.
Not All That Bleeds is Ebola – how the DRC outbreak impacts reproductive health
In 2019, IRC led an assessment in DRC to understand the impact of Ebola response on reproductive health services and to make recommendations for improving care.
Narrowing the gender gap in Yemen: A gender analysis by the IRC
The IRC's first IRC gender analysis in Yemen with a programmatic focus revealed the “big picture” gender-related data trends with a focus on health, WASH, food security, multi-purpose cash assistance and NFI distributions, education and protection.
IRC comment opposing proposed expansion of asylum bars
These changes would constitute an unnecessary and punitive overhaul of the asylum protections enshrined in U.S. and international law.
IRC comment opposing proposed USCIS fee schedule changes
These proposed changes would disproportionately harm low-income immigrants by creating financial barriers to the progress of an immigrant’s integration in the U.S., delaying or even preventing status that is critical to safety, security and protection.
IRC Emergency Watchlist 2020
Watchlist 2020 highlights the countries where the IRC assesses there to be the greatest risk of a major deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the coming year.
Girl Empower impact evaluation
The Girl Empower program aimed to equip adolescent girls with the skills and experiences necessary to make healthy, strategic life choices and to stay safe from sexual violence.
Navigating the shift to digital humanitarian assistance
Lessons from the IRC’s experience shifting first from in-kind to cash and from physical cash to digital cash; enabling factors and barriers to working with digital payment providers, including mobile money.