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IRC in Europe

IRC in Brussels

IRC Belgium leads on the IRC's engagement with the EU institutions. Our priority is to ensure that EU policy and legislation meets the needs of those affected by conflict and disaster. We use IRC’s learning and experience to shape EU humanitarian and development policies in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. We seek to drive policy change on the refugee crisis in Europe and globally, and to ensure that EU funding for the global refugee crisis is targeted effectively.

IRC Belgium is part of a strong and flourishing European network, working closely with our offices in Germany, UK, Greece, Switzerland, and Serbia, as well as our sister organisation Stichting Vluchteling (SV) in the Netherlands. 

The IRC & the EU 

• The European Union and its member states are collectively the world’s largest aid donor. Our engagement with the European institutions enables us to help shape effective, evidence- based policies that bring maximum benefit for beneficiaries.

• IRC advocates for a sustainable, sensible and above all humanitarian response to the refugee crisis, including the provision of safe and legal routes to protection in the EU.

• We draw on our knowledge of the situation on the ground in Greece and the Balkans to advocate for solutions to address the humanitarian crisis within Europe’s borders.

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Lake Chad Region Key Recommendations, September 2017

Stakeholders from the ‘Oslo Conference’ should follow-up on the full range of commitments made during the conference, and consider the worsening humanitarian situation in addition to stabilization discussions.

September 6, 2017
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Humanitarian Response in Nigeria, August 2017

Humanitarian Response in Nigeria, August 2017

September 6, 2017
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Niger NGOs call for fulfilment of commitments for Diffa

Niger NGOs call for fulfilment of commitments for Diffa

September 6, 2017
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Lake Chad Basin Civil Society Dialogue

Humanitarian Response in the Lake Chad region

September 6, 2017
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Oslo Consultative Group on Prevention and Stabilization in the Lake Chad Region

The Far North is one of Cameroon’s poorest regions and has long experienced chronic under- development resulting in poverty, limited access to basic services, high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition.

September 6, 2017
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Une crise silencieuse au Congo : Les Bantous et les Twas au Tanganyika

Une crise silencieuse au Congo : Les Bantous et les Twas au Tanganyika

September 4, 2017
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A silent crisis in Congo: The Bantu and the Twa in Tanganyika

The Bantu and the Twa in Tanganyika

September 4, 2017
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Urban stakeholder engagement and coordination: Guidance note for humanitarian practitioners

Urban stakeholder engagement and coordination: Guidance note for humanitarian practitioners

September 1, 2017
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Urban stakeholder engagement and coordination: A quick reference for humanitarian practitioners

A rapidly urbanizing world presents both challenges and opportunities for humanitarian aid approaches.

September 1, 2017
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Integrated livelihoods and protection for displaced persons in urban humanitarian response

The protracted refugee crisis in Syria has highlighted unique challenges and opportunities facing humanitarian efforts in complex urban environments, suggesting a need for greater innovation to respond effectively to the evolving economic and protection challenges faced by displaced persons.

August 31, 2017

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