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.
Beirut / Geneva, 27 May 2016 – While scores are dying at sea in the dangerous Mediterranean crossing, Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are helping survivors on both northern and southern shores. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cr …
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here this afternoon in my very new role at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and thank OCHA for the privilege and honour to speak to you on this very important topic of p …
In acknowledging the increasing humanitarian needs of migrants, the ICRC and the IFRC confirm that the commitments made in 2011, with the adoption of Resolution 3, were essential. Four years later, the humanitarian imperatives are even greater and commitments need to be better translated into action to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable migrants along the migration routes.
Document approved at the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in December 2015
A response plan to meet the humanitarian needs of vulnerable migrants. A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions.
On 17 and 18 September 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), together with the Tunisian Red Crescent, convened a Partnership meeting on the humanitarian needs of migrants in Tunis. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the ‘Tunis Commitment To Our Shared Humanity’.