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Working in partnership with national and local civil society organisations is fundamental to the IRC’s mission to better help people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflicts and disasters to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Effective local partnerships ensure more holistic responses and sustainable assistance that reaches more people and produces better outcomes. To strengthen its impact IRC is committed to applying its core partnership principle of equality, transparency, complementarity responsibility and a results oriented approach.

In Europe, IRC partners with local humanitarian and community organisations, and public and private local and national institutions. With a strong capacity-building strategy, the IRC commits to support and empower local actors with long-term, impactful and sustainable programming.

Through our partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), the IRC has supported five European 100RC member cities currently dealing with displacement, and contributed to the Resilience Strategies of three cities – Athens, Amman, and Paris – helping each become more welcoming of refugees in a manner that benefits all city residents.




Municipality of Paris