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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. 


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.

April 9, 2020

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.

March 31, 2020

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.

March 30, 2020

They Know Best - Testing intervention packages to improve adolescents’ access to and use of sexual and reproductive health services in emergencies

Testing intervention packages to improve adolescents’ access to and use of sexual and reproductive health services in emergencies

March 11, 2020

Unprepared for (re)integration

This study informs programming and policies in relation to refugee returns and, specifically, with regards to their (re)integration within urban areas, with a focus on Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria

February 27, 2020

These Rights are Mine: disability rights among refugees and the host community in Tanzania

This brief describes the key findings from an IRC assessment conducted in Kigoma, Tanzania to understand the status of disability rights, as well as challenges faced by persons with disabilities, among refugees and the host community.

February 25, 2020

Four decades of presidential leadership on refugee protection, until now

For four decades, U.S. presidents have strengthened America’s humanitarian tradition of welcoming refugees. Today, this legacy is in jeopardy.

February 14, 2020

Not All That Bleeds is Ebola – how the DRC outbreak impacts reproductive health

In 2019, IRC led an assessment in DRC to understand the impact of Ebola response on reproductive health services and to make recommendations for improving care.

February 3, 2020

Narrowing the gender gap in Yemen: A gender analysis by the IRC

The IRC's first IRC gender analysis in Yemen with a programmatic focus revealed the “big picture” gender-related data trends with a focus on health, WASH, food security, multi-purpose cash assistance and NFI distributions, education and protection.

January 29, 2020

IRC comment opposing proposed expansion of asylum bars

These changes would constitute an unnecessary and punitive overhaul of the asylum protections enshrined in U.S. and international law.

January 24, 2020