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.
Protection, participation and potential: women and girls in Yemen’s war
Nearly 4 years of war in Yemen has led to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The war has had a unique impact on women and girls, exacerbating pre-existing vulnerabilities and inequalities rooted in patriarchal structures and norms.
Choices, chances and safety in crisis: a model for women’s economic empowerment
Women are more likely to live in poorer households globally than men. Countries where this is evident are predominantly fragile or conflict-affected. In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure no one is left behind, women’s economic empowerment must be prioritized and resourced in crisis contexts.
2018 Health Research Highlights
Some highlights from IRC’s health research portfolio in 2018
IRC Emergency Watchlist 2019
The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.
IRC comment opposing proposed changes to the public charge rule
On Dec. 10, 2018, the International Rescue Committee submitted a comment in response to the Department of Homeland Security Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Inadmissibility on public charge grounds."
Skill, career and wage mobility among refugees
This International Rescue Committee paper analyzes refugee experiences moving into higher skill, higher wage jobs.
Dreams Deterred: opportunities to promote self-reliance for Somali refugee youth in Kenya
Self-reliance for Somali refugees can be achieved through integration, fair administrative action, political will, regional cooperation and international responsibility sharing.
Nutrition at the International Rescue Committee
In acute emergencies, the IRC implements community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to ensure that children and pregnant lactating women get the treatment they need. As countries evolve from emergencies to rebuilding, the IRC prioritizes the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.
The spaces in between: Providing contraception across the arc of crisis
More than 32 million women and girls of reproductive age are in need of humanitarian assistance, requiring more investment than ever before to match the scale and urgency of today’s crises. Yet, progress to scale contraception in crisis and fragile settings has not kept pace with the escalating threats facing women and girls. This report is a synthesis of approaches that have worked and, if replicated and taken to scale, can meet the contraceptive needs of the millions of women and girls across the humanitarian-development nexus.
Five Ways to Improve the World Bank Funding for Refugees and Hosts in Low- Income Countries and Why These Dedicated Resources Matter More than Ever
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) have been closely following the rollout of the IDA18 sub-window for refugee hosting nations, particularly in East Africa (Ethiopia, Uganda), West Africa (Cameroon, Chad), and Asia (Bangladesh). Drawing on original research and analysis, as well as field visits, this note identifies a few clear successes and areas for improvement.