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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. 


IRC comment opposing proposed USCIS fee schedule changes

These proposed changes would disproportionately harm low-income immigrants by creating financial barriers to the progress of an immigrant’s integration in the U.S., delaying or even preventing status that is critical to safety, security and protection.

January 24, 2020

IRC Emergency Watchlist 2020

Watchlist 2020 highlights the countries where the IRC assesses there to be the greatest risk of a major deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the coming year.

January 7, 2020

Girl Empower impact evaluation

The Girl Empower program aimed to equip adolescent girls with the skills and experiences necessary to make healthy, strategic life choices and to stay safe from sexual violence.

January 7, 2020

Navigating the shift to digital humanitarian assistance

Lessons from the IRC’s experience shifting first from in-kind to cash and from physical cash to digital cash; enabling factors and barriers to working with digital payment providers, including mobile money.

December 30, 2019

Watchlist 2020 technical notes

The 2019 Watchlist was developed by building on methodologies implemented in previous years to identify countries at risk of humanitarian crisis in the coming year. The methods used for the 2020 Watchlist are described here to ensure transparency and reproducibility.

December 20, 2019

Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) Project Brief

SAFE is a protection and psychosocial support program model and resource package for front-line actors to engage adolescents in the early phase of an emergency response.

December 16, 2019

Ruled out of work: Refugee women’s legal right to work 

This briefing assesses the impact of the law on refugee women’s right to work and access economic opportunities in high refugee hosting countries. 

December 15, 2019

IRC Client Responsive Programming Framework

This framework explains client responsiveness at the IRC, which reflects our commitment to meaningful participation of people receiving our aid and services, delivered directly and in partnership.

December 11, 2019

How to talk to your family about refugees, asylum and the border this holiday season

As you gather together with family and friends to celebrate this holiday season, take the opportunity to share important facts about resettlement and asylum.

December 6, 2019

Toolkit: How to fight against unfair USCIS fees

On November 14, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposal to radically increase application fees paid by immigrants and introduce a new fee for asylum applications. Find out how you can take action.

December 5, 2019