Reports and resources
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Correcting the record: Five reasons why the Biden administration should keep its commitments on refugee admissions and raise the cap to 62,500
On Friday, April 16, President Biden issued an Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2021, keeping the refugee admissions cap at the Trump-era, all-time low of 15,000 and restoring region-based admissions categories. Later that day, the administration clarified that a subsequent Determination would be issued on or before May 15 to increase the admissions cap. The International Rescue Committee outlines five key reasons President Biden must act quickly to prevent any further harm to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) by setting an admissions cap of 62,500 refugees, as his administration previously proposed to Congress.
Equitable Access to Health Services: Lessons for Integrating Displaced Populations into National Health Systems
Lessons Learned & Innovative Approaches from the Humanitarian Health Response in Jordan, Bangladesh and Chad
One Year On: The state of refugee inclusion in the World Bank’s response to COVID-19
This policy brief offers ways the World Bank can standardize refugee inclusion across COVID-19 responses and continue to leverage financing for more inclusive national policies. The brief features case studies on Chad, Jordan, and Pakistan to spotlight different levels of inclusion across World Bank-funded COVID-19 response plans.
The Sahel: what needs to change
The IRC has joined 48 organizations in this report which recommends a reorientation from a militaristic approach to a humanitarian/civilian-oriented approach.
More of the same: Biden to admit fewer refugees than any president in U.S. history
New analysis by the International Rescue Committee reveals that midway through the 2021 fiscal year, only 2,050 refugees have been admitted to the United States, a new historical low despite promises by the Biden administration to immediately increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle into the United States.
IRC COVID-19 response 12-month report
With your support, the IRC has been able to adapt our lifesaving programs while combating the spread of COVID-19 in 40 countries worldwide.
Health at the International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is a leading humanitarian agency dedicated to the health and survival of the most vulnerable people around the world. From the earliest stages of emergencies through recovery, we provide essential services.
Keeping Children Safe and Learning in a Pandemic: Education, Conflict, and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of more than one billion children and youth worldwide. Children in humanitarian settings are experiencing the compound crises of a public health emergency and additional barriers to their opportunities to learn, develop and thrive. School systems have responded in varying ways but children in crisis settings face unique challenges. In response, the IRC has responded in nimble and innovative ways to continue reaching the families we serve in the face of school closures and other disruptions
Working children in crisis-hit Lebanon: Exploring the linkage between food insecurity and child labor
In 2020, the IRC and the Lebanon Protection consortium (LPC) partnered to explore the linkage between food insecurity and child labor, and its recent evolution in Lebanon given the multiple crises that hit the country and the deteriorating overall environment.
10 Years of War in Syria: The Lasting Impact of a Childhood Without Peace
This brief presents new analysis on how the war is impacting the wellbeing of children at home, how the IRC's partnership with Sesame Workshop - Ahlan Simsim - is providing solutions for these children, and the actions the international community must take to avoid losing ten more years of childhood to war.