Supporting people on the move

At the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), we have numerous policies, resolutions and strategies that guide our everyday work supporting people on the move. Discover them below.

The fundamental principle of humanity runs through all of our work on migration and displacement. Migrants, refugees and other displaced people are human beings. Regardless of their legal status, states must protect all migrants’ safety, dignity and well-being and make sure they have access to essential services.

Our calls to action

Italian Red Cross volunteers and staff welcome 578 migrants off an Italian Coastguard boat to the port at Messina, Sicily, in July 2015

Migrants and refugees

An Ethiopian woman and her child stand in Abala district on the eastern border of Tigray in March 2021 where thousands of people have been internally displaced due to fighting

Displaced persons

Watch: Our migration strategy