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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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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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Urban context analysis toolkit

The urban context analysis toolkit was created to provide an analysis toolkit that is user friendly, relatively quick to use, and adaptable.

August 31, 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.

July 18, 2017
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The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, and IRC, the International Rescue Committee, today issued a Roadmap for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or care givers. The Roadmap highlights the need to identify children, register them through child-friendly procedures, and build a relationship of trust with them as early as possible. Ensuring that a well-trained guardian takes immediate responsibility for the child, engaging cultural mediators, and mobilizing members of host communities are critical measures that can help build a trusting relationship and protect children from smugglers, traffickers or family pressure.

July 10, 2017
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Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts

The Family Planning Summit (FP Summit), convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally.

July 7, 2017
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Using ICT to Facilitate Access to Information and Accountability to Affected Populations in Urban Areas

This report outlines the findings from an assessment of ServiceInfo and Refugee.Info, drawing on perspectives and reflections from stakeholders across the humanitarian spectrum, including affected populations themselves.

June 28, 2017

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