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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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Europe Refugee Crisis: urgent action needed for protection of women and girls

Women and girls fleeing conflict, violence and insecurity are finding unsafe and substandard living conditions as they arrive in Greece, transit through the Balkans and seek refuge and asylum in Europe. The lack of consideration given to women and girls within the crisis response has serious implications for their safety and well-being. Organisations at the front lines of the refugee crisis report that women and children – who have made up 59% of arrivals in Greece since January 2016 – are experiencing serious and varied forms of gender-based violence, including rape and sexual exploitation.The international community has a responsibility to protect all women and girls, regardless of their immigration status, from gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation, and to provide life-saving assistance to those that have been subjected to such harm.

August 1, 2016
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European Refugee Crisis Situational Briefing - 2016 August

Women and girls fleeing conflict, violence and insecurity are finding unsafe and substandard living conditions as they arrive in Greece, transit through the Balkans and seek refuge and asylum in Europe. The lack of consideration given to women and girls within the crisis response has serious implications for their safety and well-being. Organisations at the front lines of the refugee crisis report that women and children – who have made up 59% of arrivals in Greece since January 2016 – are experiencing serious and varied forms of gender-based violence, including rape and sexual exploitation. The international community has a responsibility to protect all women and girls, regardless of their immigration status, from gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation, and to provide life-saving assistance to those that have been subjected to such harm.

August 1, 2016
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Girl empower intervention baseline survey

This report presents the results from the baseline assessment of the IRC's Girl Empower (GE) program in Nimba County, Liberia. GE is a program in rural communities which seeks to help 13 to 14 year-old girls make healthy life choices and decrease their risk of sexual abuse.

July 27, 2016
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In search of safety

The Norwegian Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee issued a scathing report outlining the recent humanitarian failures in Fallujah, Iraq as a direct consequence of the military operation to retake the city.

July 19, 2016
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ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) summary and case studies 2016

In 2015 the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector.

July 6, 2016
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ADAPT Uganda case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Uganda’s Acholi region, an agricultural market development program underlined the importance of leadership and organizational culture in driving teams to improve.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Syria case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In South and Central Syria, a partner-led relief program demonstrated how situational awareness must be built deliberately to inform strategic decisions in a crisis.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Sierra Leone case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Sierra Leone, two education projects underway when Ebola hit highlighted how compliance arrangements can either amplify or stifle adaptability.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Niger case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Niger’s Diffa region, an emergency intervention leveraged information management to create an external enabling environment for a more effective humanitarian response.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Myanmar case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Myanmar’s Kayah State, a health project showed how context analysis can be used to manage partner relations and enable opportunistic programming.

June 29, 2016

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