Reports and Resources
The IRC uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our research and resources.
Impossible nowhere: Family planning for women and girls in crises
Family planning is one of the most life-saving and empowering interventions in health. Yet misguided assumptions are restricting it from the women and girls who need it most.
Integrating cash transfers into gender-based violence programs in Jordan: Benefits, risks and challenges
The objective of this case study is to identify lessons learned and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of cash-based interventions in mitigating GBV risks and building women and girls’ resilience.
The European refugee crisis: Key facts from new research with refugees in Turkey
The IRC has released results of a new survey after interviewing more than 800 Syrian refugee families, uncovering the reasons why refugees are embarking on the perilous journey to Europe.
Opportunities for Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education (OPEQ): Final report on the impact of the OPEQ intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This report evaluates the “Opportunities for Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education” (OPEQ) program aimed at enhancing learning opportunities, academic attainment and social-emotional wellbeing for more than 480,000 girls and boys in three eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East
This document provides details about the symptoms and root causes of the refugee crisis, sets out the IRC’s aspirations for our expanded response, and illustrates how the support of our generous and compassionate donors is being put to best use.
Building household resilience in Jordan
As economic recovery activities for refugees in Jordan are restricted, the IRC has found that the provision of unconditional cash assistance coupled with case management, health services, psychosocial support, and outreach is a valuable means of reducing this distress.
Feasibility and acceptability of gender-based violence screening: Primary health facilities in humanitarian settings
Enabling skilled providers to confidentially, efficiently and effectively identify individuals who have experienced gender-based violence is a crucial part of ensuring that survivors receive care that meets their needs and promotes their safety.
Are we there yet? Progress and challenges in ensuring life-saving services and reducing risks to violence for women and girls in emergencies
Progress and challenges in ensuring life-saving services and reducing risks of violence for women and girls in emergencies
Too soon to turn away: security, governance and humanitarian need in the Central African Republic
This report refocuses attention on the needs of the Central African people as well as on the obstacles the IRC and other humanitarian agencies are experiencing in trying to aid the population.
Adolescent girls assessment: needs, aspirations, safety and access
This assessment aims to identify concrete actions the IRC can take to better respond to the needs of Syrian and Jordanian adolescent girls.