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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. 


Choices, chances and safety in crisis: a model for women’s economic empowerment

Women are more likely to live in poorer households globally than men. Countries where this is evident are predominantly fragile or conflict-affected. In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure no one is left behind, women’s economic empowerment must be prioritized and resourced in crisis contexts.

February 1, 2019

2018 Health Research Highlights

Some highlights from IRC’s health research portfolio in 2018

January 16, 2019

IRC Emergency Watchlist 2019

The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.

December 17, 2018

IRC comment opposing proposed changes to the public charge rule

On Dec. 10, 2018, the International Rescue Committee submitted a comment in response to the Department of Homeland Security Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Inadmissibility on public charge grounds."

December 11, 2018

Skill, career and wage mobility among refugees

This International Rescue Committee paper analyzes refugee experiences moving into higher skill, higher wage jobs.

December 7, 2018

Dreams Deterred: opportunities to promote self-reliance for Somali refugee youth in Kenya

Self-reliance for Somali refugees can be achieved through integration, fair administrative action, political will, regional cooperation and international responsibility sharing.

November 15, 2018

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.

November 12, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018

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.

November 6, 2018

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

November 5, 2018