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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. 


My Safety, My Wellbeing: equipping adolescent girls

The IRC developed a manual to help equip adolescent girls with key knowledge and skills to help them to mitigate, prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

October 11, 2019

Building economies and communities that thrive: the case for investing in refugee workforce development

Collaborating with the IRC on RescueWorks offers companies a chance to grow the workforce and talent in new markets and expand business while affirming company commitments to social impact and community engagement.

October 10, 2019

Moving Beyond the Emergency: A Whole of Society Approach to the Refugee Response in Bangladesh

This is one of five publications where we outline steps for developing a medium-term plan for Bangladesh, to benefit refugees and their host community alike. The other four cover forest and landscape restoration, trade, private sector investment, and labor mobility.

October 7, 2019

GRACE Act advocacy toolkit

Five ways to take to ensure Congress endorses and enacts the GRACE Act this year.

September 27, 2019

Securing SDG progress and inclusion for refugees

Businesses across sectors call on governments to take stronger action to improve the lives of refugees.

September 24, 2019

Missing Persons: Refugees Left Out and Left Behind in the SDGs

A new report from the International Rescue Committee indicates that the world’s refugee population is absent from the Sustainable Development Goals, despite having increased 47% since the SDGs were adopted in 2015.

September 23, 2019

Left in limbo

Building on new research from the IRC on positive market conditions in Cox’s Bazar, this brief highlights the untapped potential of livelihoods programming to increase self-reliance and economic empowerment for affected communities.

September 17, 2019

Cost-efficiency analysis of basic needs programs

This document discusses the methodological decisions which arise when conducting cost-efficiency analysis, and suggests a standard approach for dealing with these issues in the context of humanitarian basic needs programs.

September 17, 2019

The IRC joins legal brief opposing the Trump administration's latest asylum ban

The IRC joined a group of twenty four NGOs and law school clinics in filing an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in support of legal efforts to block implementation of an administration policy that would prevent people from applying for asylum if they traveled through another country before arriving at the U.S. southern border.

September 5, 2019

10 things to know about the global refugee crisis and America’s lack of leadership

On the heels of news that the Trump Administration is considering resettling zero refugees next year, a new IRC report shows that America’s retreat from global leadership in refugee protection comes at a time of acute global crisis.

July 30, 2019