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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. 


A Guide for Client Responsive Staff Management

The purpose of A Guide for Client Responsive Staff Management is to provide guidance and resources to staff of humanitarian agencies on the competencies required to develop a client responsive orientation.

March 19, 2019

Everything on her shoulders: rapid assessment on gender and violence against women and girls in the Ebola outbreak in Beni, DRC

In December 2018, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) completed an assessment in Beni, DRC, with the aim of examining the effects of the EVD outbreak and response on women and girls, and specifically how the outbreak has impacted women and girls’ experience of violence, also considering the pre-existing context of insecurity in which they live.

March 15, 2019

IRC U.S. Refugee and Asylum Policy Newsletter – February 2019

Highlights, data, helpful resources and the IRC’s response to current U.S. refugee and asylum issues from the IRC’s Global Policy and Advocacy team.

February 27, 2019

Refugee resettlement by the numbers: Admissions plummet in FY18

Nationwide refugee admissions dropped precipitously in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) compared to the year prior and historic trends.

February 26, 2019

Foreign Affairs: A battle plan for the World Bank

In "A Battle Plan for the World Bank," a piece published in Foreign Affairs, IRC president and CEO David Miliband explains why refugees are at the center of the fight against poverty.

February 25, 2019

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.

February 25, 2019

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.

February 1, 2019

2018 Health Research Highlights

Some highlights from IRC’s health research portfolio in 2018

January 16, 2019

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.

December 17, 2018

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."

December 11, 2018