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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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Learning in a COVID-19 World: The Unique Risks of Falling Behind for Children in Humanitarian Settings

Roughly 1 billion children worldwide are out of school due to school closures related to COVID-19. Children in humanitarian settings face a double crisis as the health emergency disrupts their opportunities to learn, develop and thrive. Ensuring children can continue to learn during the pandemic, no matter their access to technology, must be central to the COVID-19 response in fragile contexts.

August 31, 2020
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Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Compendium of solutions

Menstrual Disposal, Waste Management, & Laundering in Emergencies

August 26, 2020
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No Time to Lose: An Urgent Call for Access to Quality Education for Rohingya Children in Cox’s Bazar

In this report the International Rescue Committee (IRC) demonstrates how informal education programming in Cox’s Bazar is constrained by a number of major challenges: limited and short-term funding; low quality of teaching; programme restrictions and approval delays; infrastructural limitations; and low levels of enrolment and student retention – all challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak and response

August 24, 2020
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 The IRC at Work - Summer 2020

In this edition of "The IRC at Work," you will see how we have responded to assist refugees as COVID-19 rapidly spreads across the globe. 

August 21, 2020
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Assessment Report for Post-Ebola planning in Democratic Republic of the Congo

In March 2020, when the Ebola outbreak in Eastern DRC was nearing the end, the IRC consulted some affected communities to understand what had changed in their lives due to the Ebola response.

July 29, 2020
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When Returning to Normal Doesn’t Work for Half the World’s Population: How to Build Back Better

When Returning to Normal Doesn’t Work for Half the World’s Population: How to Build Back Better

July 22, 2020
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IRC comment opposing harmful proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system

The IRC submitted a public comment in response to the Trump Administration’s harmful proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system.

July 15, 2020
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Toolkit: Act now to save America’s asylum system

A toolkit from the IRC to respond to the Trump Administration’s harmful proposed regulations dismantling the U.S. asylum system.

July 7, 2020
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A decade in search of work: a review of policy commitments for Syrian refugees’ livelihoods in Jordan and Lebanon

This report builds on the International Rescue Committee’s previous reports "In Search of Work" and "Still In Search of Work", which reviewed progress on livelihoods commitments made by host and donor countries through the Jordan Compact from 2016 to mid 2018.

June 29, 2020
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The IRC joins legal brief opposing the Trump Administration's state-by-state refugee ban

The International Rescue Committee filed an amicus brief in support of this litigation and the national injunction on June 2, with partners. This brief reinforces our commitment to the US refugee resettlement system, the communities where we work, and the refugees who seek to rebuild their lives here in safety and freedom.

June 26, 2020

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