Introduction – what is the purpose of this document? This document sets out what the British Red Cross means by Accountability to Beneficiaries (AtB) and what we are striving to achieve as part of our international work. This builds on the organisation …
Creating a sense of predictability and security has traditionally been attributed to what a society offers to its citizens. Today, as the economic crisis has planted its roots, millions of Europeans live with insecurity, uncertain about what the future holds.
Things must be bad when increasing numbers of people go to their local Red Cross or Red Crescent Society for help with the basic necessities of life – including some who would never normally think of seeking assistance from a charitable body.
When, in late 2013, the IFRC published Think Differently, a report about the humanitarian consequences of the economic crisis, we pointed out that even if the economy would begin to grow, the consequences of the economic crisis would be felt for decades to come.
We, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of Europe and Central Asia, gathered in Florence on 4-6 June 2014, call on governments, corporate sector, partners and other organisations to engage with us and invest in innovative and long term solutions to turn the tide of the crisis and bring hope to those most affected.
Infographic highlighting the scale of the migration crisis and the Red Cross Red Crescent response.