What is PERCO?


PERCO is the Platform for European Red Cross Cooperation on Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants. It was launched in Copenhagen in August 1997.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest humanitarian network working to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

The mandate for the services provided to moving or displaced people is based on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's fundamental principles, in particular on the principle of humanity and impartiality.

The mission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as formulated in the Strategy 2010, is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. Service delivery and advocacy are its tools.

The Berlin Charter adopted at the VIth European Red Cross and Red Crescent Regional Conference (Berlin Conference) in April 2002 calls for National Societies "to take immediate and sustained action to address the human vulnerabilities arising from all forms of population movement, irrespective of the status of the individuals themselves".

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