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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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From Humanitarian Response to Economic Recovery: recommendations for addressing acute needs and the root causes of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, state failure and economic collapse are now the primary drivers of a humanitarian catastrophe unfolding at breakneck speed. Unemployment and poverty are now the greatest drivers of internal displacement. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been providing assistance in Afghanistan for three decades, working today in 11 provinces. We see firsthand that while humanitarian aid saves lives, it cannot replace a functioning economy and state.

May 12, 2022
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UK Philanthropy Brochure

Philanthropy fuels the IRC’s work responding to emergencies and protracted crises in over 40 crisis-affected countries. We provide shelter, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, support for children and special aid for women in the top-ten most fragile states and the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. We stay in a region for as long as required to help revive livelihoods and support broken communities to rebuild. As one of the only organisations that works across the entire arc of crisis—from the warzones of Syria to resettling refugees in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas—philanthropy helps us provide lifechanging support to millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by crisis. The IRC recognises that women and girls experience crises differently. As a feminist organisation, we put gender considerations at the heart of all our programmes. We also integrate our Climate Action Plan into programme design and outcomes. Helping global communities respond to changing climate now, by mapping hazards and developing early warning systems will save time, money and lives in the long-term.

April 26, 2022
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IRC UK Gender Pay Gap Report

IRC UK Gender Pay gap report is published voluntarily and is for the snapshot date of 05 April 2021.

March 28, 2022
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IRC UK Ethnicity Pay Gap Report

This is the first time that IRC UK is publishing its ethnicity pay gap voluntarily for the snapshot date of 24 August 2021. 76% of staff have shared their ethnicity and based on this population, IRC UK reports an over-representation of BAME staff when compared to the England and Wales 2011 census figures.

March 28, 2022
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DLA Piper’s new research shows how COVID-19 has affected refugee women in the UK, France, Italy, and Germany

The devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt across every sector and by every person in the world. Refugee women, who faced significant challenges to economic integration even before the pandemic, were some of the first to suffer from the economic downturn.

January 28, 2022
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Strengthening employment opportunities for refugees in Greece

In November 2021, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) brought together businesses and policy makers to identify opportunities to strengthen integration policies in Greece. The rich discussion highlighted the collective agreement from all stakeholders that refugees have a vital role to play in contributing to the economy and the commitment of businesses and the government to work together to achieve this.

January 28, 2022
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Cookbook: Recipes from home

In 2021 the IRC held cooking workshops for refugee and Greek women living on the Island of Lesvos in Greece. The workshops became a meeting point for different people, cultures, stories and memories. It promoted common experiences and mutual understanding through the universal language of food. The recipes shared, personal to the women who took part in the workshops, have been collected together as part of this cookbook. We hope you find a special recipe in this cookbook, from Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Greece, Iran, South Africa or Syria. They are all Recipes from Home. 

December 21, 2021
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2022 Emergency Watchlist

At a global level there are record numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance. Record levels of people without enough food to eat. Record levels of people forced to flee their homes. And record numbers of aid workers experiencing major attacks. The 20 countries on Watchlist 2022 provide a unique lens for understanding what is going wrong. 

December 15, 2021
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The Women Peace and Security Index: A new lens on forced displacement

The IRC and the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security's briefing highlights the disadvantages displaced women and girls face in terms of their justice, inclusion and safety and calling for targeted support. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, displaced women generally faced much higher risks than host community women of violence at home, were consistently less likely to be financially included, and often experienced less freedom of movement. Now, the pandemic has only compounded these disadvantages.

December 9, 2021
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Britain as a Force for Good: An Essay Collection

Britain as a Force for Good: Six Ways to Turn a Slogan Into Reality. An Essay collection from the IRC and RUSI

November 29, 2021

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