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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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Syrian women refugees in Jordan: opportunity in the gig economy?

Many Syrian refugee women want to work but face hurdles. The gig economy, with protections for workers, could help change that.

September 13, 2017
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Une crise silencieuse au Congo : Les Bantous et les Twas au Tanganyika

L’atténuation du conflit entre Bantous et Twas au Tanganyika en RDC demande des interventions de construction de la paix de long terme et un engagement pour la paix des autorités congolaises

August 31, 2017
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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

August 31, 2017
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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. 

August 31, 2017
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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.

August 31, 2017
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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] 

July 21, 2017
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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.

July 18, 2017
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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.

July 10, 2017
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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.

July 7, 2017
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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.

June 28, 2017

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