In 2016, IFRC was on the frontline of  humanitarian crises and disasters around the world.

Migration

Across the world, we supported people migrating; saving lives and changing minds.

We supported almost 7.3 million people on their journeys in countries of origin, transit and destination.

Kantaché, Niger

Many women felt they had no choice but to leave the desperate poverty of their communities and seek an income in cities across North Africa.

IFRC implemented community-based and income generating activities to fight poverty and build resilience.

KANTACHÉ, NIGER

Many women felt they had no choice but to leave the desperate poverty of their communities and seek an income in cities across North Africa.

IFRC implemented community-based and income generating activities to fight poverty and build resilience.

Agadez, Niger

Many of those migrating are subject to exploitation and abuse during their journeys.

IFRC assisted vulnerable women and girls forced to work in the sex industry, providing them with hygiene kits, HIV/TB screening, health promotion and psychosocial support.

AGADEZ, NIGER

Many of those migrating are subject to exploitation and abuse during their journeys.

IFRC assisted vulnerable women and girls forced to work in the sex industry, providing them with hygiene kits, HIV/TB screening, health promotion and psychosocial support.

Medenine, Tunisia

Once they reach North Africa, people who migrate often hide from authorities while they wait to cross the ocean.

IFRC and the Tunisian Red Crescent worked to encourage better social inclusion within host communities through the provision of social and health services.

MEDENINE, TUNISIA

Once they reach North Africa, people who migrate often hide from authorities while they wait to cross the ocean.

IFRC and the Tunisian Red Crescent worked to encourage better social inclusion within host communities through the provision of social and health services.

Mediterranean Sea

In 2016, more than 5,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe.

4,690 people were rescued by the Responder search and rescue vessel. 9,181 people benefited from Red Cross and Red Crescent care.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2016, more than 5,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe.

4,690 people were rescued by the Responder search and rescue vessel. 9,181 people benefited from Red Cross and Red Crescent care.

Catania, Italy

In 2016, Italy was the primary entry point for people migrating to Europe, with more than 171,000 arrivals.

Two safe points were opened to provide information and access to basic services for people in need.

CATANIA, ITALY

In 2016, Italy was the primary entry point for people migrating to Europe, with more than 171,000 arrivals.

Two safe points were opened to provide information and access to basic services for people in need.

Complex emergencies

In Syria, we walked the last mile to provide life-saving assistance to children, mothers, and fathers.

Five million people 

reached by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent every month.

9,400 active staff and volunteers 

from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Post-conflict recovery

In Sri Lanka, we restored hope and supported people’s recovery following three decades of conflict.

20,300 families built their homes with Red Cross support

Movement aid distribution figure

16,000 tons of cement

Equal to the weight of 22 Eiffel Towers.

Movement aid distribution figure

1.15 million tons of sand

Equal to the weight of 210,000 Sri Lankan elephants.

Yellow fever and zika outbreaks

In West Africa and the Americas, we harnessed the power of our local networks to stop the spread of disease.

Americas

6.7 million people reached with Zika awareness campaign

Angola

70% of the population vaccinated against yellow fever

Democratic Republic of the Congo

1.3 million people reached with yellow fever sensitization campaign
Cyclone Winston 02/2016

In Fiji, we helped rebuild lives and stronger, more resilient communities.

Movement aid distribution figure

77,000 people supported

with immediate aid to improve their recovery.

Movement aid distribution figure

17,000 people

given health and hygiene advice.

Movement aid distribution figure

2,000 people

given access to clean water.

Hurricane Matthew 09/2016

In Haïti, we worked with local communities to deliver life-saving support to those hardest to reach.

Movement aid distribution figure

Around one million

relief items delivered

Movement aid distribution figure

174,500 people

assisted with immediate and long-term support

Movement aid distribution figure

11,182 shelter kits

so families have protection against the elements

Earthquake 04/2016

In Ecuador, we delivered emergency support and helped communities rebuild.

Movement aid distribution figure

10 million Swiss francs

distributed in cash and in-kind donations

Movement aid distribution figure

85,000 people

assisted with immediate and long-term support

Movement aid distribution figure

46,600 people

reached with primary health care

Drought

In Mozambique, we saved lives and supported communities to cope with hardship in the future.

Movement aid distribution figure

7,380 people

received seeds and agricultural support

Movement aid distribution figure

17,890 people

benefited from food cash vouchers

Social inclusion

In Tajikistan, we helped migrant workers to fight health stigma and social exclusion.

Train of humanity 

Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers travel from Dushanbe to Moscow to promote TB awareness and migrants’ rights.

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