Medical doctor Christian Jensen, 58, runs a medical practice in a small town in Denmark. This autumn he left his day job for a month to help migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea. Christian worked as a doctor on board the rescue ship The Responder — a partnership between the Red Cross Red Crescent and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) to save the lives of people in search of refuge and safety trying to reach Europe.
Every minute, 24 people are forced to flee their homes somewhere in the world. In the past two years, hundreds of thousands of migrants have attempted to find a safe haven in Europe, with many losing their lives on the way.
A recount of how information is as important as shelter and food for migrants stranded in Greece.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) deplores continued global inaction in response to Mediterranean tragedies, after a boat carrying up to 600 migrants capsized off Egypt. At least 42 people have been confirmed as drowned when the boat sank 12 kilometres from the shores of Rasheed town in Kafr Al Sheikh governorate.
Statement by Francesco Rocca Vice President of IFRC and President of Italian Red Cross on Behalf of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the Migration Summit held in New York on 19 September 2016.
he International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is rolling out a new web application called virtualvolunteer.org that puts practical, trustworthy and potentially life-saving information at the fingertips of migrants or people considering migrating.
virtualvolunteer.org is an easy to use Red Cross and Red Crescent web application that helps people migrating access reliable and practical information and support wherever they are.
Beirut / Geneva, 29 July 2016 – As drownings in the Mediterranean Sea become a near-daily occurrence, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) calls on governments and institutions to protect dignity and save lives by …
An innovative cooperation between Red Cross Red Crescent and Red Noses International ensures children, and adults alike, learn the importance of good hygiene amid fun and laughter.