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


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

23/06/2021 | pdf (2.74 MB)

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

09/09/2020 | pdf (5.4 MB)

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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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Responses to Internal Displacement in Disasters

18/11/2019 | pdf (970.38 KB)

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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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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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IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Refugees

12/12/2017 | pdf (93.58 KB)

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IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Migration

03/12/2017 | pdf (111.98 KB)

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Global resolutions on migration


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

28/01/2020 | pdf (466.98 KB)

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

28/01/2020 | pdf (466.98 KB)

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

15/12/2011 | pdf (127.9 KB)

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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


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The legal framework for migrants and refugees

23/12/2017 | pdf (1.28 MB)

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Council of Delegates Resolution on IDPs- 2009

28/01/2020 | pdf (513.34 KB)

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Migration policy

15/12/2013 | pdf (83.44 KB)

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