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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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Global Alliance for Urban Crises - Adapting Global Crisis Response to an Urban World Action Plan - Commitments

The Global Alliance for Urban Crises is a global, multi-disciplinary and collaborative community of practice. It is a ‘network of networks’ working to prevent, prepare for and effectively respond to humanitarian crises in urban settings. The Global Alliance for Urban Crises (the Alliance) is an initiative that arose out of consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), during which a number of committed organisations led an urban expert group and developed a series of Urban Recommendations. The Alliance is the vehicle through which these recommendations will be put into action. It is guided by a series of principles as laid out in the Urban Crises Charter. The Alliance will be formally launched during a Special Session at the WHS, where institutional and joint commitments will be made by Alliance partners and delivered over the next three to five years.

September 20, 2016
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Emergency Preparedness & Response

In support of the IRC’s core mission—to respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and help people to survive and rebuild their lives—the IRC’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Unit (EPRU) is committed to responding to humanitarian emergencies anywhere in the world within 72 hours.

September 16, 2016
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Saving lives and rescuing futures: recommendations for a humanitarian and sustainable Union Resettlement Framework

Saving lives and rescuing futures: recommendations for a humanitarian and sustainable Union Resettlement Framework

September 9, 2016
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IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions pilot case study X: standardisation

The IRC is working to incorporate preferences, aspirations, and expectations of those we serve into humanitarian programming. This document examines standardization in client feedback.

September 1, 2016
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IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions pilot case study C: health in Syria

The IRC is working to incorporate the preferences, aspirations, and expectations of those we serve into humanitarian programming. This document examines an IRC health program in Syria.

September 1, 2016
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IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions pilot case study B: protection in South Sudan

The IRC is working to incorporate the preferences, aspirations, and expectations of those we serve into humanitarian programming. This document examines the IRC’s South Sudan protection program.

September 1, 2016
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IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions pilot case study A: integrated community case management in South Sudan

The IRC is working to incorporate the preferences, aspirations, and expectations of those we serve into humanitarian programming. This document examines a health program in South Sudan.

September 1, 2016
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Making the case and making the difference: strategies to promote client-responsive humanitarian aid

This briefing paper makes the case for staff to invest in client responsiveness, and outlines goals and strategies for the organization and the sector.

August 26, 2016
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Client responsiveness—resourcing considerations for project teams

This document provides humanitarian organizations an outline of the resourcing decisions needed when designing, setting up and implementing a client feedback and response mechanism.

August 26, 2016
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IRC's Client Voice and Choice and Ground Truth Solutions feedback reports

The IRC launched the Client Voice and Choice Initiative to meet the strategic commitment of becoming more responsive to its clients—those people affected by conflict and disaster around the world. This report analyzes data collected from client feedback during those pilots in Greece, Kenya, South Sudan, and southern Syria.

August 26, 2016

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