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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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SDG progress: fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

Up to 82% of fragile and conflict affected states - or up to 4 in 5 - are off track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets according to a new report by the International Rescue Committee and the Overseas Development Institute.

September 26, 2018
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Fundraising Pack

Step-by-Step Guide to Help the IRC Transform Lives

September 26, 2018
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Unprotected, unsupported, uncertain

Asylum seekers living at Moria, the reception and identification center on the Greek island of Lesvos, are under enormous mental strain. With no choice but to live in unacceptable conditions, with little concrete information about their futures and long waits to have their asylum claims heard, suicide rates among clients of the IRC mental health centre are astonishingly high: thirty percent of our clients have attempted suicide. Sixty percent have considered attempting suicide. Over the past six months, the IRC has been gathering the testimony of clients who attend our mental health centre in Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos. This brief outlines our findings and puts forward recommendations for the Greek local and central government, EU leaders and donors, to ensure that all asylum seekers at Moria in need of mental health services are able to access it and that living conditions do not trigger or exacerbate existing trauma.

September 25, 2018
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Feasibility and Acceptability of Mobile and Remote Gender-based Violence (GBV) Service Delivery

Gender-based violence (GBV) often escalates during humanitarian emergencies, especially when crises result in displacement. Increasingly, displaced persons are living in host communities or informal settlements, with more than half of the world's displaced people living in urban areas. Furthermore, conflict and disasters exacerbate many forms of GBV, such as sexual violence, intimate partner violence (IPV), and early marriage. Often those populations at greatest risk of GBV reside in areas that are difficult to access, both in terms of distance and security. To address these challenges, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), and European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), has developed guidelines to support the provision of mobile and remote services to survivors of GBV in out-of-camp humanitarian settings. The guidelines recommend approaches and minimum standards for designing and implementing such approaches to service delivery while adhering to best-practice principles.

August 24, 2018
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Resettlement Resources

The IRC in Europe supports local service providers including community based-organisations, municipalities, other public bodies as well as non-governmental organisations working towards the socio-economic inclusion, safety and self-sufficiency of refugees and asylum seekers. Resettlement Resources provides expert resources for local governments, civil society and community organisations delivering reception and integration services for resettled refugees and asylum seekers.

July 17, 2018
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Pushing the boundaries: Insights into the EU’s response to mixed migration on the Central Mediterranean Route

This report aims to draw greater attention to the humanitarian crisis facing people on the move along the Central Mediterranean Route and includes the IRC's ‘Ten Point Action Plan’ for EU leaders to promote a values-driven approach to migration on the route.

July 11, 2018
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Forging a common path: A European approach to the integration of refugees and asylum-seekers

At a time where populist voices in member states dominate the debate on migration and displacement, the EU can provide principled leadership.

July 9, 2018
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International Rescue Committee Annual Report 2017

International Rescue Committee Annual Report 2017

June 7, 2018
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Seven steps to scaling cash relief

In 2016 we joined other donors and humanitarian actors to commit to increase the use of humanitarian cash as part of the Grand Bargain, an agreement negotiated between donors and aid organisations. Since then, we have implemented a set of organisational reforms to achieve such a scale up which are of relevance to the wider humanitarian community.

May 4, 2018
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Still in search of work - Creating jobs for Syrian refugees: An update on the Jordan compact

The Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee crisis of our time. The Syrian war, now entering its eighth year, has displaced more than 11 million Syrians—5.6 million of which have fled in search of a safer and more stable life outside of Syria’s borders. Today, Jordan is home 1.3 million Syrians, including more than 655,000 registered refugees, who are trying to recover and rebuild their lives.

April 25, 2018

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