Theme: Population movement
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.
Families who have been able to flee Mosul and surrounding towns are starting to reach camps that have been established in beyond the reach of the fighting. Many arrive with only the clothes they are wearing, receiving much needed food and relief supplies from the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and other humanitarian agencies working in the camps.
As fighting increases in, and around, the Iraqi city of Mosul, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement reminds all those involved to do everything they can to avoid injury to civilians and civilian infrastructure.
For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman.
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.