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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. 


Needs Assessment Report: South West Cameroon

In response to internal displacement, primarily in the South West region of Cameroon, the International Rescue Committee collaborated with two organizations, Authentique Memorial Empowerment Foundation (AMEF) and Reach Out to conduct a multisector needs assessment from September 2-7, 2018.

October 29, 2018

Advocacy toolkit: opposing proposed changes to “Public Charge”

On October 10, 2018 the Trump Administration proposed drastically expanding the definition of who constitutes a “public charge” through a proposed rule in the Federal Register. Such a change would have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of thousands of families that the IRC serves. This document details how to oppose this harmful change.

October 20, 2018

Sustainable Development Goals, in Crisis

Our analysis shows that progress is possible even in the most challenging situations. Without this action, the world will fail to meet the SDGs. But it’s not too late if we act now.

September 26, 2018

Unprotected, unsupported, uncertain

Asylum seekers living at Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos are contemplating suicide in alarming numbers, according a new brief released by the IRC which outlines steps that need to be taken, urgently, to address the escalating mental health needs of those who reside at Moria.

September 25, 2018

SDG progress: Fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

September 24, 2018

Refugee resettlement by the numbers: FY17 vs. FY18 arrivals comparison

The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) refugee admissions level was set at 45,000—a historic low. Eleven months through FY18, the United States had only admitted 19,899 refugees—less than half this level.

September 17, 2018

Enabling treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the community: Study of a simplified algorithm and tools in South Sudan

This study assesses the feasibility of low-literate community health workers in South Sudan providing treatment for severe acute malnutrition in their homes.

September 12, 2018

Pushing the boundaries: insights into the EU’s response to mixed migration on the Central Mediterranean Route

Migration has been at the top of the European political agenda since 2015 following a spike in people, including refugees and asylum seekers, arriving to southern European countries by sea. Today, European Union (EU) leaders remain constrained by internal political divisions over how to manage arrivals to Europe. The resulting shortcomings in the European policy response have been seized upon by populist movements across Europe as evidence that migration is out of control, in turn fueling anti-immigrant sentiments.

July 11, 2018

California nonprofits and the public workforce system: How CBOs can make their voices heard in the WIOA planning process

This guide is designed to help CBOs learn about, participate, and influence one of the most important planning processes that shapes how the public workforce system serves the people and businesses of a local community–the local WIOA planning process.

July 9, 2018

Poster: Migrant, asylum seeker, refugee ... human beings

A new immigration policy in the United States has separated thousands of immigrant and refugee children from their parents as families seek refuge from persecution or violence. Speak out—print and share this 11" x 17" color poster.

June 29, 2018