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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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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.

November 6, 2018
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New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Uganda A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

November 5, 2018
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New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Ethiopia: A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations.

November 5, 2018
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Urban refuge: How cities are building inclusive communities

This report serves as a call to action for private sector and international humanitarian actors to build on the initiative that city governments are showing in building inclusive communities for displaced populations.

October 31, 2018
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Needs Assessment Report: South West Cameroon

In response to internal displacement, primarily in the South West region of Cameroon, the International Rescue Committee collaborated with two organizations, Authentique Memorial Empowerment Foundation (AMEF) and Reach Out to conduct a multisector needs assessment from September 2-7, 2018.

October 29, 2018
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Advocacy toolkit: opposing proposed changes to “Public Charge”

On October 10, 2018 the Trump Administration proposed drastically expanding the definition of who constitutes a “public charge” through a proposed rule in the Federal Register. Such a change would have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of thousands of families that the IRC serves. This document details how to oppose this harmful change.

October 20, 2018
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Sustainable Development Goals, in Crisis

Our analysis shows that progress is possible even in the most challenging situations. Without this action, the world will fail to meet the SDGs. But it’s not too late if we act now.

September 26, 2018
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Unprotected, unsupported, uncertain

Asylum seekers living at Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos are contemplating suicide in alarming numbers, according a new brief released by the IRC which outlines steps that need to be taken, urgently, to address the escalating mental health needs of those who reside at Moria.

September 25, 2018
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SDG progress: Fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

September 24, 2018
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Refugee resettlement by the numbers: FY17 vs. FY18 arrivals comparison

The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) refugee admissions level was set at 45,000—a historic low. Eleven months through FY18, the United States had only admitted 19,899 refugees—less than half this level.

September 17, 2018

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