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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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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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Ending the hunger crisis: Response, recovery and resilience

Hunger is on the rise and tens of millions are facing emergency levels of food insecurity. This report summarises proven solutions and calls on the G7 to urgently act.

May 18, 2021
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Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid

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. Recognizing 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.

May 11, 2021
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IRC Tigray Crisis Gender Analysis Report key findings: women's exploitation & gender-based violence

Key findings regarding women's sexual exploitation abuse across the conflict in Tigray from IRC's more comprehensive gender analysis report.

May 5, 2021
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Climate Action at the IRC: Changing How We Work

IRC climate-smart operational indicators to measure and track reductions in our carbon footprint.

April 30, 2021
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Innovation in the Business Refugee Action Network (BRAN): Synthesis Report 2019 – 2020

BRAN has explored business-led innovation to improve the economic wellbeing of refugees. Read our latest report.

April 28, 2021
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Equitable Access to Health Services: Lessons for Integrating Displaced Populations into National Health Systems

A study, including key informant interviews and a literature review, was conducted in early 2021, looking into ongoing health operations in three challenging contexts – Jordan, Bangladesh and Chad – with the aim of identifying best practices and lessons learned at the policy, financial, and practical levels. In Jordan, dwindling donor funds and limited resources have hindered access to affordable health services for vulnerable refugee and host populations. Health systems strengthening activities coupled with effective community health approaches aimed at improving non-communicable disease (NCD) patient adherence to medication and continuous care, have demonstrated that effective and timely cooperation between government, humanitarian agencies, and donors can yield positive results which more easily transition into long-term solutions.

April 28, 2021
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Working children in crisis-hit Lebanon: exploring the linkage between food insecurity and child labour

In 2020, the IRC and the Lebanon Protection consortium (LPC) partnered up to explore the linkage between food insecurity and child labour, and its recent evolution in Lebanon given the multiple crises that hit the country and the deteriorating overall environment. Food insecurity has increased significantly in Lebanon during the past year; nearly 97% of the Syrian refugees on Lebanese soil are marginally or completely food insecure. Food based-negative coping mechanisms have also increased and infant and young child feeding practices have deteriorated. Food is the main expenditure for the most vulnerable households.

March 22, 2021
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Leave No One Behind: How to include Crisis-Affected Populations in the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence

This position paper outlines why and how the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) could and should include crisis-affected populations in its work plan, that is to be presented at the Mexico Conference.

March 8, 2021

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