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 IFRC’s global presence, auxiliary role and focus on the most vulnerable means it is uniquely placed to prevent and alleviate suffering through humanitarian action; to help uphold the rights and dignity of all migrants; and to assist migrants in integrating into host societies.
Drawing on the actions of National Societies in 190 countries and an estimated 13 million volunteers, the strategy aims to strengthen IFRC support to migrants at different stages of their journeys. It links together IFRC assistance, protection and advocacy work in order to reduce the vulnerability of migrants, including migrants in irregular situations, and to enhance their resilience.
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.
Migration is an area of strong International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement collaboration and coordination, and this strategy is envisaged as a stepping stone towards a future Movement migration strategy, which incorporates the work of ICRC more fully.
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Document status: Revision