Our mission at IRC-UK is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster. We serve people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster, as well as the individuals and families who remain within their homes and communities. Our vision is to lead the humanitarian field by implementing high-impact, costeffective programmes for people affected by crisis, and by using our experience to shape policy and push for change.
We define success as the ability to help people survive, recover and gain control of their lives. Specifically, we measure success against the number of people who see improvement in the following five focus areas:
• Safety from physical, sexual and psychological harm;
• Reduced risk of ill health and better chances of recovery from ill health;
• Education in terms of literacy and numeracy, as well as foundational, vocational and life skills;
• Economic wellbeing by addressing basic material needs, income and asset growth;
• Giving people the power to influence decisions that affect their lives.
This report highlights how we have put this into practice.