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The IRC in Greece (Greek language version)

As of June 2019, an estimated 76,000 refugees including over 3,800 unaccompanied children, live in Greece, more than 15,500 of these on the Greek islands, often in crowded, substandard conditions. Over 75% of the newly arrived are from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Palestine and more than half are women and children. IRC Hellas responds to the needs of the most vulnerable with a holistic approach that spans from reception to integration; on the islands and on the mainland.

August 5, 2019

#ChildrenNeedAnswers: “Child Protection & EU Funding for migrant populations in Greece: A reality check and the way forward”

On 16 May 2019, on the occasion of the Roundtable Conference “Child Protection & EU Funding for migrant populations in Greece: A reality check and the way forward” several child protection experts and migration stakeholders met to discuss the reception system and integration perspectives of children in migration in Greece, from the perspective of EU funding.

August 5, 2019

IRC calls on the European Union to resettle at least 250,000 refugees by 2025

Recommendations for a first step towards an ambitious, humanitarian and sustainable EU response to displacement

July 26, 2019

RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women's Potential

According to a new analysis conducted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), refugee women could generate up to $1.4 trillion to annual global GDP if employment and wage gaps were closed.

July 25, 2019

Where’s the Money? How the Humanitarian System is Failing to Fund an End of Violence Against Women and Girls

Violence against women and girls is a global problem of epidemic proportions. Evidence shows that over one-third of women and girls globally will experience some form of violence in their lifetime. Regardless of where they live, their religion or culture, or what stage of life they are in, each is a target of violence specifically because of her gender and the gender discrimination that persists globally. Gender-based violence (GBV) is exacerbated in emergencies, where vulnerability and risks are higher, and family and community protections have often broken down. Rohingya women arriving in Cox’s Bazar have reported rape at the hands of the Myanmar military, while in the refugee settlements, women and girls are often not allowed to leave their tents, isolating them from services and increasing their risks of violence from partners and family. In South Sudan, as many as 65 per cent of women and girls have experienced physical or sexual violence. Sexual exploitation of women and girls in emergencies – including by aid workers and peacekeepers – is also increasingly recognised as a problem that the humanitarian sector must address.

June 10, 2019

International Rescue Committee Annual Report 2018

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and reclaim control of their future. We are proud to present our 2018 Annual Report, which offers a glimpse into our work—and the impact of generous support from governments, corporations, foundations and individuals.

June 4, 2019

Where is the money? Why the Oslo conference must finally deliver funding for gender-based violence in emergencies

As highlighted by the emergence of the #MeToo movement, violence against women and girls is a global health problem of epidemic proportion. But for women and girls caught up in conflict and crisis, where the rule of law breaks down and where the things that protect women, such as safe housing, are removed, the situation is significantly worse.

May 23, 2019

Cash Transfers in Raqqa Governorate, Syria

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has quickly become one of most widely used modalities of aid in humanitarian crises. In humanitarian contexts, cash assistance has been shown to have significant positive impacts on food security and basic needs for households, helping them to withstand conflict-related economic shocks and market fluctuations, and reducing their reliance on negative coping.

May 9, 2019

Needs Assessment Report: Burkina Faso - Sahel Region

Since July 2018, Burkina Faso has started to see an increase in violent incidents involving militant groups causing internal displacement in the North, Sahel, Central-North and East regions.

May 7, 2019

Reality makes our decisions: ethical challenges in humanitarian health in situations of extreme violence

A report examining ethical challenges in humanitarian contexts where violence targets civilians, particularly health personnel.

April 29, 2019