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.
A WIN-WIN: Multi-year flexible funding is better for people and better value for donors
This report by International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from Development Initiatives (DI), builds on the already strong evidence base for multi-year flexible funding. A comparative analysis of two cash programmes in Somalia funded by DFID and Sida, which draws on data collected using the Systematic Cost Analysis (SCAN) tool developed by IRC with Save the Children and Mercy Corps, provides preliminary indications of quantifiable cost efficiency gains of multi-year funding.
The double burden of COVID-19 and locusts in East Africa
Coinciding with COVID-19, desert locust swarms in the Horn and East Africa may cause massive crop failure and food insecurity. Here's what you need to know
Examining the impact of the CARES Act on working families
Along with special guests from Prosperity Now, the IRC examines how the recent stimulus acts, including the Cares Act, provides reliefs for working families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaving No One Behind: Refugee Inclusion in the World Bank’s Response to Covid-19
This policy brief offers five key actions the World Bank and its shareholders should take so that adequate and appropriate support reaches people caught in crisis, including refugees.
Reach Up and Learn in the Syria Response: Adapting and implementing an evidence-based home visiting program in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria
The report documents the experience of adapting and implementing this play-based home visiting intervention in a crisis setting and shares stories of community workers and caregivers participating in the program in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. We are now scaling this intervention through our Ahlan Simsim program to reach even more children and caregivers.
Mitigating COVID-19 in humanitarian settings
The steps to contain COVID-19 should be designed locally, particularly in crisis settings, to avoid exacerbating humanitarian suffering. Read IRC recommendations.
Protecting the economic wellbeing of immigrants and refugees during COVID-19
The goal of this brief report is to provide a succinct, “real-time” snapshot of the main economic challenges that families are facing, adaptations that IRC programs are making, and the lessons that are emerging.
COVID-19 in humanitarian crises: a double emergency
The IRC finds conflict-affected and fragile countries face not only the direct health impacts of COVID-19 but also secondary havoc to already fragile humanitarian, economic, security and political environments.
Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19
This report is for humanitarians and seeks to deepen the current gender analysis available by encompassing learning from global gender data available for the COVID-19 public health emergency.
IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit 2019 Annual Report
The International Rescue Committee’s Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU), created in 2016, issues its first Annual Report summarizing the development of the unit and its work in 2019.