Document type: Strategy
This statement lists the commitments of the members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, following a gathering in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to advance its common efforts to address the population influx crisis in Cox’s Bazar.
The 2018 Europe Regional Migration Plan is being published on the heels of the November 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory meetings in Antalya, which reaffirmed that migration will remain one of the most important issues of our time, and set a benchmark for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s long-standing work and humanitarian approach to migration.
This strategy articulates National Societies’ and IFRC core strengths and common purpose in migration, setting out aims and objectives to be achieved over a 5-year time frame, from 2018 to 2022. The strategy recognises regional and national differences and is specific enough to challenge the IFRC to achieve greater impact in support of migrants, whilst being sufficiently broad to accommodate different issues, contexts, and National Society capacity.
The basis for the IFRC’s gender and diversity work is its humanitarian mandate to prevent and alleviate human suffering without discrimination and to protect human dignity.
Among the continuing and tragic vulnerabilities to humans around the world is violence. Violence is pervasive, often hidden and secretive; when people hurt themselves or others the humanitarian consequences are catastrophic. Regardless of what form violence takes, who it targets, where it occurs, or how it is justified, its toll is undeniably disastrous.