This Agreement is more than an instrument of operational management or a statement of understanding. It sets into motion a profound change in attitude between members of the same Movement.
The National Societies and their International Federation are accountable to their stakeholders and each other for maintaining the standards and quality of their services as well as the effective and efficient use of resources and for taking action to address any shortcomings.
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies engage – individually and together – with the IFRC, to address humanitarian concerns of vulnerable migrants throughout their journey, in countries of origin, transit and destination.
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.
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
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’.
On 17-18 September, the Secretary General participated in an IFRC-convened partnership meeting in Tunis, Tunisia. On 17-18 September, the Secretary General participated in an IFRC-convened partnership meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, looking at the escalatin …
The present policy on migration expands the scope of, and replaces the Federation policy on refugees and other displaced people. It builds on, and complements those resolutions of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that relate to action in favour of refugees and internally displaced persons.