Institution: Hellenic Red Cross

2017 Community Engagement and Accountability – Good practices from around the world

This publication presents examples of community engagement and accountability initiatives being implemented by the Movement in both emergency and longer-term contexts. Our work in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East stands testament to how community engagement and accountability is not only enabling us to better respond to the needs of the communities we serve but also in reducing their vulnerability and in building safer, more resilient communities.

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Migrants need to be listened to and tell their stories

“We all live with so much uncertainty here. It’s so important that organizations like the Red Cross are providing clear and accurate information, that they listen to what the community needs and does something with that information.” Saleh, Volunteer with the Red Cross in Nea Kavala Camp, Greece The acute migration crisis that unfolded in 2015 as a result of economic and political instability in several Middle Eastern and African countries has led to wide-scale displacement. In 2015 alone, Greece saw an influx of more than one million migrants. In 2016, tighter border restrictions and the agreement between the...

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