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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.