Migration: policies and strategies

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

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Policy briefs and reports

23/06/2021

pdf (2.74 MB)

Locked down and left out? Why access to basic services for migran...

23/06/2021 | pdf (2.74 MB)

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09/09/2020

pdf (5.4 MB)

Least Protected, Most Affected: Migrants and refugees facing extr...

09/09/2020 | pdf (5.4 MB)

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27/05/2020

pdf (4.23 MB)

Reducing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on internally displa...

27/05/2020 | pdf (4.23 MB)

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18/11/2019

pdf (970.38 KB)

Responses to Internal Displacement in Disasters

18/11/2019 | pdf (970.38 KB)

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05/12/2018

pdf (2.73 MB)

Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration and sexual and gender-based...

05/12/2018 | pdf (2.73 MB)

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05/07/2018

pdf (6.8 MB)

New Walled Order: How barriers to basic services turn migration i...

05/07/2018 | pdf (6.8 MB)

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12/12/2017

pdf (93.58 KB)

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Refugees

12/12/2017 | pdf (93.58 KB)

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03/12/2017

pdf (111.98 KB)

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Migration

03/12/2017 | pdf (111.98 KB)

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Global resolutions on migration

28/01/2020

pdf (466.98 KB)

Restoring Family Links while respecting privacy, including as it ...

28/01/2020 | pdf (466.98 KB)

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28/01/2020

pdf (466.98 KB)

Restoring Family Links while respecting privacy, including as it ...

28/01/2020 | pdf (466.98 KB)

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15/12/2011

pdf (127.9 KB)

Resolution 3 IC 2011 - Migration: Ensuring Access, Dignity, Respe...

15/12/2011 | pdf (127.9 KB)

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10/11/2017

pdf (335.33 KB)

Movement Call for Action on the Humanitarian Needs of Vulnerable ...

10/11/2017 | pdf (335.33 KB)

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Policies, strategies and frameworks

23/12/2017

pdf (1.28 MB)

The legal framework for migrants and refugees

23/12/2017 | pdf (1.28 MB)

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28/01/2020

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Council of Delegates Resolution on IDPs- 2009

28/01/2020 | pdf (513.34 KB)

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15/12/2013

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Migration policy

15/12/2013 | pdf (83.44 KB)

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