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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. 


When Returning to Normal Doesn’t Work for Half the World’s Population: How to Build Back Better

The time immediately following a crisis, whether it be a peace process, rebuilding after a natural disaster or seeing a new government come into power, creates a window of opportunity to reimagine what the next phase of life can look like.

July 22, 2020

The double burden of COVID-19 and locusts in East Africa

Coinciding with COVID-19, desert locust swarms in the Horn and East Africa may cause massive crop failure and food insecurity. Here's what you need to know.

July 20, 2020

Yemen's Triple Emergency: COVID-19, Conflict, and a Collapsing International Response

In Yemen, COVID-19 is creating an unprecedented emergency within the world's largest humanitarian crisis. 

July 8, 2020

A Decade In Search of Work: A review of policy commitments for Syrian refugees’ livelihoods in Jordan and Lebanon

Syrian refugees have lived through almost 10 years of displacement, a situation which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. At this uncertain juncture, with economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever there is a critical need for supporting livelihoods and enhancing prospects for durable solutions in both Jordan and Lebanon.

June 24, 2020

FUTURA: fostering the transition of unaccompanied children to adulthood

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), through funding from EEA Grants, will establish 10 Supported Independent Living (SIL) apartments in Athens, with a capacity of 40 places to accommodate asylum seeking unaccompanied children aged 16 years old and above. The IRC will provide quality accommodation and a holistic package of individualized support services to at least 120 UAC over a duration of 33 months. In cooperation with public entities, we will facilitate access of these adolescents to training opportunities and accelerate the referral and transfer of unaccompanied children in Supported Independent Living apartments.

June 15, 2020

The Shadow Pandemic: Gender-Based Violence among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar

IRC report assesses the underlying drivers of gender-based violence in Cox's Bazar.

June 10, 2020

IRC Squat Challenge Fundraising guide

IRC Squat Challenge fundraising guide

April 17, 2020

IRC Squat Challenge FAQs

Frequently asked questions for the IRC squat challenge

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 in humanitarian crises: a double emergency

The four countries discussed in this report—South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen—as well as camps for displaced populations around the world have weakened health systems unable to meet existing needs.

April 9, 2020

Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This joint IRC and CARE report seeks to deepen the current gender analysis available by encompassing learning from global gender data available for the COVID-19 public health emergency.

April 1, 2020