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The IRC uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our research and resources. 

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Meeting the moment: 70 years after the Refugee Convention, how the US and EU can renew humanitarian leadership

Seventy years ago, 145 countries signed the 1951 Refugee Convention in the wake of World War II, when the displacement of millions of people across Europe shed light on the need for humanitarian protections for those forced to flee violence and persecution. Since 1951, 50 million people have been protected under the Convention’s umbrella. Yet, today, the consensus that forged the Convention and the international cooperation that underpins it are being increasingly undermined.

July 28, 2021
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إرشاد الأقران التابع للجنة الإنقاذ الدولية: تعلم من أفراد ساروا على نفس الطريق من قبل

إرشاد الأقران التابع للجنة الإنقاذ الدولية: تعلم من أفراد ساروا على نفس الطريق من قبل

July 20, 2021
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IRC Community Mentors: Learn from someone who has been down the path already

The International Rescue Committee matches refugees who have settled in to life in the UK with newcomers who want to learn more.

July 20, 2021
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Cycles of Displacement: Understanding Exclusion, Discrimination, and Violence Against LGBTQI People in Humanitarian Contexts

While systematic evidence on violence against LGBTQI people in conflict and humanitarian settings is limited, local LGBTQI serving organisations and international humanitarian organisations have documented and exposed the threats to the physical and psychological safety, human rights, health, and economic security of LGBTQI individuals as they navigate conflict and displacement. Nevertheless, humanitarian responses continue to exclude LGBTQI people and communities, subjecting them to even higher risk of harm. In an effort to improve our approach as a humanitarian agency to reach, support, and advocate with and for LGBTQI people affected by humanitarian crises, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) undertook research to better understand the experiences of LGBTQI people in conflict and humanitarian settings.

June 24, 2021
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Download Diala Brisly's powerful illustration

Download Diala Brisly's powerful illustration to share her work far and wide this World Refugee Day.

June 16, 2021
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IRC Afghanistan - Drought Assessment - June 2021

An IRC assessment of five provinces in Afghanistan reveals the dramatic impact of drought on communities in Herat, Badghis, Pakitya, Helmand and Khost.

June 16, 2021
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Colour Diala Brisly's illustration

Print and colour Diala Brisly's illustration to celebrate courageous refugees this World Refugee Day.

June 12, 2021
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Share Diala Brisly's powerful illustration

Diala Brisly, a Syrian artist and refugee living in France, has created a new illustration that embodies the statement "Refugees are courageous." Join us in celebrating refugee artists this World Refugee Day share Diala's illustration far and wide.

June 11, 2021
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Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid (Brief)

In 2016, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, and the Red Cross met at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to agree on a Grand Bargain on humanitarian aid. Recognising that trends in humanitarian need were vastly outstripping humanitarian financing, the humanitarian community adopted 51 commitments on issues like transparency, cash-based programming, and multi-year funding to more effectively and efficiently respond to humanitarian crises. Five years on, those gains are yet to be seen. In our position paper Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid we make five key recommendations in line with our commitment to outcomes and evidence, and in support of the two main priorities identified for the next iteration of the Grand Bargain – enhanced quality funding and localisation

June 2, 2021
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Leave No One Behind; How to include Crisis-Affected Populations in the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights

If the Generation Equality Forum is to deliver on its promise for game-changing results for all women and girls and support the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) promise to Leave No One Behind, the Forum as a whole, and the Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition specifically, must include dedicated commitments for displaced women and girls, including refugees, IDPs and others affected by conflict and crisis who are at risk of exclusion.

June 1, 2021

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