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.
Safety First: Time to deliver on commitments to women and girls in crisis
Gender Based Violence is a global epidemic. The IRC estimates that 14 million refugees and displaced women and girls were subjected to sexual violence in 2019. However less than 0.2% of all global humanitarian funding between 2016-2018 was allocated to GBV prevention and response, and women and girls are often invisible in country's action plans for the Sustainable Development Goals. This report highlights some of the links between GBV and key SDGs to show where GBV prevention and response needs to be integrated across sectors to address the double disadvantage faced by women and girls in crisis.
The Venezuelan Displacement Crisis: A Test of Global Commitments and Solidarity
The crisis in Venezuela and its regional impact are continuing unabated, driving displacement on a pace and scale that requires greater action from the international community. The Solidarity Conference, scheduled for October 28-29 in Brussels, is an opportunity to apply the lessons learned from other displacement crises, mobilize resources and promote policies that can protect displaced Venezuelans and host communities today and turn the crisis into a development opportunity tomorrow.
The Narrowing Path to Citizenship
Current agency policies and practices are profoundly restricting the ability of eligible individuals to naturalize.
My Safety, My Wellbeing: equipping adolescent girls
The IRC developed a manual to help equip adolescent girls with key knowledge and skills to help them to mitigate, prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
Building economies and communities that thrive: the case for investing in refugee workforce development
Collaborating with the IRC on RescueWorks offers companies a chance to grow the workforce and talent in new markets and expand business while affirming company commitments to social impact and community engagement.
Moving Beyond the Emergency: A Whole of Society Approach to the Refugee Response in Bangladesh
This is one of five publications where we outline steps for developing a medium-term plan for Bangladesh, to benefit refugees and their host community alike. The other four cover forest and landscape restoration, trade, private sector investment, and labor mobility.
GRACE Act advocacy toolkit
Five ways to take to ensure Congress endorses and enacts the GRACE Act this year.
Securing SDG progress and inclusion for refugees
Businesses across sectors call on governments to take stronger action to improve the lives of refugees.
Missing Persons: Refugees Left Out and Left Behind in the SDGs
A new report from the International Rescue Committee indicates that the world’s refugee population is absent from the Sustainable Development Goals, despite having increased 47% since the SDGs were adopted in 2015.
Left in limbo
Building on new research from the IRC on positive market conditions in Cox’s Bazar, this brief highlights the untapped potential of livelihoods programming to increase self-reliance and economic empowerment for affected communities.