The IRC's response in Europe
The International Rescue Committee works in Greece, Serbia and with partner organisations in Central and Eastern Europe. In Greece, the IRC is responding to the humanitarian crisis by providing clean water and sanitation, information services for refugees, and specialised protection services for the most vulnerable. In Serbia, we are supporting local organisations to provide basic aid and gender-based violence response services for women and girls.
In Brussels and across Europe, we are advocating for better solutions for refugees on the continent, including action to speed up the process of relocating stranded refugees in Greece to other European countries. We are working with EU decision makers to influence the development of a structured process for resettling refugees and calling for better more and better aid to countries hosting refugees elsewhere in the world.
Below you will find all of our operational briefings, policy briefings and reports on the refugee crisis in Europe.
Syrian women refugees in Jordan: opportunity in the gig economy?
September 14, 2017
Uncertain futures: a briefing note on the situation for unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Greece
July 18, 2017
￼The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe
July 10, 2017
Making the most of a golden opportunity: Recommendations on the Union Resettlement Framework
June 20, 2017
Out of Sight, Exploited and Alone
March 31, 2017
Joint Agency Briefing Note: The Reality of the EU-Turkey Statement
March 16, 2017
Let us be proud of Europe: more than 160 NGOs call on EU to lead by values, not fear, in migration response
March 8, 2017
European Refugee Crisis Situational Briefing - 2017 January
January 23, 2017
Learning from Lesbos: Lessons from the IRC's emergency response in the urban areas of Lesbos
November 21, 2016
Rescuing Futures: Europe’s Vital Role in Refugee Resettlement
November 14, 2016