International Rescue Committee
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the International Rescue Committee in the life of Syria, and its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the International Rescue Committee according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the International Rescue Committee ranked 46th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the International Rescue Committee according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the International Rescue Committee falls under the category of 'Helper'. A prime actor assessed as Helper is seen as supportive of and contributing to inclusive nationalism for Syria, but has other priorities that it considers more important.
In response to the question, “How is the International Rescue Committee important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"It does a lot on the ground to support the refugees.” (239312)
"They provide medical supplies for the field hospitals.” (235931)
"They play a small humanitarian role.” (233881)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are important because they provide aid to areas under siege. They carry aid from outside and from regime to government areas.” (221641)
“The Syrian people are in need of humanitarian relief.” (220291)
“Their influence has dropped because of scandals regarding their relationship with the Assad family.” (221641)
“They are one of the largest implementers of aid.” (223911)
Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“They have funding from the United States.” (212631)