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.
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies offer a variety of programmes and services to assist and protect migrants according to their needs. Based on an extensive mapping of 25 countries along the main migratory routes, the response plan identifies three main lines of response.
In 2015, nearly half of the 2,085 people who died while crossing the Mediterranean were African. This year, almost 2,900 people have already drowned.
Seven hundred killed in a plane crash. Seven hundred killed in a terrorist attack. Hundreds killed in a building collapse. For each such event, the world would stop.