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.
A silent crisis in Congo: The Bantu and the Twa in Tanganyika
Mitigating the conflict between the Bantu and the Twa in Tanganyika in DRC will require longer-term peacebuilding interventions and a commitment for peace by Congolese authorities
Urban stakeholder engagement and coordination: A quick reference for humanitarian practitioners
This quick reference provides key principles and considerations for individual organisations to use when making decisions on how to engage and coordinate with local and international actors throughout the program life-cycle, to ensure effective implementation of the agency’s response. It is based on a longer guidance note by the same title.
Urban stakeholder engagement and coordination: Guidance note for humanitarian practitioners
A rapidly urbanizing world presents both challenges and opportunities for humanitarian aid approaches. Urban areas often have a greater density of people and diversity of affected populations, stronger civil society, and more developed and complex governance structures, service delivery systems, and market systems. These factors heighten the importance of coordination and collaboration.
How will we treat 6M kids a year for SAM by 2020?
The Airbel Center at IRC has worked in consultation with the No Wasted Lives Coalition to help answer the following question: how can we, as a nutrition community, treat 6M children a year for SAM by 2020? To come up with an answer, we identified promising innovations in SAM treatment, spoke to experts leading the charge for greater effectiveness and reduced cost, and built a mathematical model to project treatment and cost numbers into the future. The Airbel Center is making our results, as well as our model, available to the broader nutrition community, to challenge our assumptions and broaden the discussion. Please send any questions or feedback to [email protected]
Uncertain futures: a briefing note on the situation for unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Greece
This briefing aims to bring attention to ongoing issues of concern and provide concrete recommendations for improving the response for this highly vulnerable group of children.
Urban context analysis toolkit
This paper provides guidance on how to apply the urban context analysis toolkit. The toolkit is a set of practical tools (such as questionnaires, analysis tables, and report templates) tailored for humanitarian organizations to conduct an analysis in urban responses by understanding the political, social, economic, service delivery and spatial dynamics. The toolkit was developed based on a series of pilots by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in five urban crises contexts with a focus on displacement crises.
Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts
Although family planning is one of the most life-saving, empowering, and cost-effective interventions for women and girls, it remains an overwhelming gap in emergency responses due to a lack of prioritization and funding.
Integrated livelihoods and protection for displaced persons in urban humanitarian response
This guidance note provides ten core principles that practitioners can follow when aiming to integrate livelihoods and protection programming in urban humanitarian response, with a focus on supporting economic outcomes for beneficiaries.
Using ICT to facilitate access to information and accountability to affected populations in urban areas
This report outlines the findings from an assessment of ServiceInfo and Refugee.Info, drawing on perspectives and reflections from stakeholders across the humanitarian spectrum, including affected populations themselves. The objectives of this study were to describe how these platforms work, provide recommendations for how they might be improved, and explore how these platforms might become more sustainable over time. The findings within this report are intended for both internal IRC audiences as well as external audiences within the sector interested in ICT solutions for affected populations in urban crises.
16 key lessons on collecting and using client feedback: highlights from the IRC Client Voice and Choice / Ground Truth Solutions pilots
This brief reflects key learning about effective collection and use of client feedback, drawn from the IRC's pilots of the Ground Truth Solutions' constituent voice methodology.