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.
Nutrition at the International Rescue Committee
In acute emergencies, the IRC implements community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to ensure that children and pregnant lactating women get the treatment they need. As countries evolve from emergencies to rebuilding, the IRC prioritizes the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.
The spaces in between: Providing contraception across the arc of crisis
More than 32 million women and girls of reproductive age are in need of humanitarian assistance, requiring more investment than ever before to match the scale and urgency of today’s crises. Yet, progress to scale contraception in crisis and fragile settings has not kept pace with the escalating threats facing women and girls. This report is a synthesis of approaches that have worked and, if replicated and taken to scale, can meet the contraceptive needs of the millions of women and girls across the humanitarian-development nexus.
Five Ways to Improve the World Bank Funding for Refugees and Hosts in Low- Income Countries and Why These Dedicated Resources Matter More than Ever
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) have been closely following the rollout of the IDA18 sub-window for refugee hosting nations, particularly in East Africa (Ethiopia, Uganda), West Africa (Cameroon, Chad), and Asia (Bangladesh). Drawing on original research and analysis, as well as field visits, this note identifies a few clear successes and areas for improvement.
New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Uganda A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations
A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations
New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Ethiopia: A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations
A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations.
Urban refuge: How cities are building inclusive communities
This report serves as a call to action for private sector ￼and international humanitarian actors to build on the initiative that city governments are showing in building inclusive communities for displaced populations.
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.
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.
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.
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.