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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. 

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East Mosul, Iraq labor market assessment

The International Rescue Committee produced this labor market assessment in East Mosul, Iraq, to provide insights into the market context for the purposes of humanitarian and early recovery response.

November 17, 2017
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Treating malnutrition in the community

The IRC is conducting a pilot in South Sudan to determine the feasibility of low-literate community health workers providing treatment for severe acute malnutrition in their communities.

November 10, 2017
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Escaping the subprime trap: Lessons from auto-lending to refugees on the fast track to economic integration

The results of the IRC’s research suggest that expansion of socially-minded consumer financing paired with financial education, and other asset-building programs, could help more low-income families achieve financial stability and at the same time reduce the risks the current subprime auto loan market represents to the overall U.S. economy.

October 26, 2017
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Designing for a change in perspective: embracing client perspectives in humanitarian project design

This report reflects key learning about agencies’ practices and barriers to collect and use client perspectives in humanitarian project design.

October 23, 2017
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A new model for delivering cash relief

The IRC’s cash research priorities aim to understand how best cash can be delivered to achieve greater scale and better outcomes for people affected by crises. This briefing shares the results of the IRC’s year-long research and development effort to improve the speed and cost efficiency of delivering cash assistance.

October 23, 2017
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Parenting in displacement adapting Vroom for displaced Syrian families

Over 3.7 million Syrian children have been born into violence, poverty and displacement since the brutal war in Syria began over six years ago. Under these conditions, too many children lack stable, nurturing and enriching environments – including frequent interactions with caregivers that promote learning, and development. This case study provides a look at the process of adapting and piloting Vroom for Syrian refugee parents and families. Vroom empowers parents and caregivers of young children to turn everyday moments into brain building moments.

October 11, 2017
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IRC and Relief International report reveals dire needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The International Rescue Committee and Relief International carried out a multi-sector assessment to understand the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Only the second needs assessment of the Rohingya refugee crisis to be completed, it reveals the scale of the crisis faced by the estimated half a million people arriving in Bangladesh, fleeing conflict in Rakhine State.

October 10, 2017
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in emergencies toolkit

The MHM in Emergencies project is a collaboration between Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee, and supported by Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises. The aim of this project is to expand the evidence and guidance on MHM during emergencies. Along with adding to the evidence base, the project has developed an MHM in emergencies toolkit in partnership with the humanitarian response community.

October 6, 2017
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The Fifth Child: Closing the immunization gap in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia

This report describes the implementation and evaluation of the “Fifth Child Project” to increase the use of immunization and perinatal services in northwestern Ethiopia.

October 2, 2017
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Towards a new global compact on refugees: early lessons from East Africa

While progress has been made in bringing diverse development and humanitarian actors together under the leadership of host governments to address the needs of refugees and host communities, more still needs to be done to meet their urgent needs.

September 21, 2017

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