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.
Working children in crisis-hit Lebanon: Exploring the linkage between food insecurity and child labor
In 2020, the IRC and the Lebanon Protection consortium (LPC) partnered to explore the linkage between food insecurity and child labor, and its recent evolution in Lebanon given the multiple crises that hit the country and the deteriorating overall environment.
10 Years of War in Syria: The Lasting Impact of a Childhood Without Peace
This brief presents new analysis on how the war is impacting the wellbeing of children at home, how the IRC's partnership with Sesame Workshop - Ahlan Simsim - is providing solutions for these children, and the actions the international community must take to avoid losing ten more years of childhood to war.
Improving Outcomes for Syrian Refugee Children: Lessons from Social-Emotional Learning Tutoring Programs in Lebanon
The IRC implemented Tutoring in a Healing Classroom in Lebanon for Syrian refugee students enrolled in Lebanese public schools over the course of two years. NYU/TIES rigorously evaluated the impact of Tutoring in a Healing Classroom (referred to subsequently in this brief as HCT) and the potential benefit of adding different skill-targeted SEL interventions
Leave No One Behind: How to include Crisis-Affected Populations in the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence
Governments, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector have a unique opportunity through the Generation Equality GBV Action Coalition to mobilise commitments and resources to dramatically increase access for women and girls to GBV prevention and response services in humanitarian crises
A Decade of Destruction: Attacks on health care in Syria
As Syria marks ten years of war, this report explores the widespread and devastating impact that a decade of systematic attacks on health facilities has had on Syrian civilians, and the crippling effect the decimation of the country’s health care system has had on its ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit FY 2020 Annual Report
The IRC's Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU), created in 2016, ensures that the IRC integrates a culture of integrity, prevention, and risk identification and mitigation at all levels of the organization.
The Road to COVID-19 Immunity: Building Trust and Combating Misinformation
As many people will not have wide-spread access to COVID-19 vaccines this year, these months are crucial to begin building trust, engaging communities, and increasing both knowledge and acceptance of the vaccine so that once doses do arrive, a successful rollout can occur. This brief outlines 5 things the international community to assist with these efforts.
GBV Trends Among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar: COVID-19 update
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pandemic which violates human rights across communities around the world. Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh following severe rights violations enacted upon them by the Myanmar military in 2017 continue to live with the threat of violence in Cox’s Bazar. Data from the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) programmes demonstrates that the risks they face are likely to be compounded by the spread of COVID-19 and the steps taken to mitigate against it.
9 Humanitarian Goals for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First Year
Nine ways President Biden can help 235 million of the world’s most vulnerable, restoring the “soul of America” and advancing U.S. interests
Supporting the Financial Health of Refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) Study in Uganda Mexico
This report explores how refugees navigate financial and livelihoods obstacles, and the strategies that enable them to manage their finances, access financial services, and attain some measure of financial health and sustainable livelihoods.