Migration learning resources

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and our Reference Centres produce a wide range of resources on how to best support migrants and displaced people. Discover them below.

Migration resources by theme

A red cross volunteer walks through a temporary camp in Lipa, Bosnia and Herzegovina set up to provide warm shelter, food and first aid to thousands of migrants stranded in freezing conditions

Introduction to migration and displacement

General resources explaining how the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement works with people on the move, host communities and local authorities.

Hungarian Red Cross volunteers set up a 24/7 humanitarian service point to assist people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine in March 2022

Humanitarian Service Points

Humanitarian Service Points (HSPs) are neutral spaces run by Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies along migratory routes. They provide a welcoming and safe environment for migrants to access essential services.

Afghan Red Crescent volunteers walk towards a small camp of internally displaced people in Balkh Province, Afghanistan in summer 2021. The Afghan Red Crescent has been delivering a cash transfer program to help people cope with multiple shocks including drought, COVID-19 and conflict.

Climate-related displacement

Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of sudden- and slow-onset hazards across the world, forcing more and more people to leave their homes and communities.

A Thai Red Cross volunteer nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine in December 2021 to a man who had migrated to the country, as part of a vaccination service programme for migrant populations who have not been vaccinated before.


Health resources related to migration and displacement, including specific resources for COVID-19 and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).

A boy stands on a wooden bridge surrounded by temporary shelters in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh in 2017.


Safe shelter is a vital humanitarian need in times of disaster or displacement. And shelter means much more than simply a building and its surroundings.

Communities in Ambatoabo, Madagascar receive cash assistance in November 2021 to help them cope with drought and food shortages.

Cash and voucher assistance

Cash and voucher assistance supports the freedom, dignity and independence of displaced people—allowing them to decide for themselves what they need most for themselves and their families.

A Turkish Red Crescent employee teaches jewellery-making techniques to Syrian women in a community centre in Ankara to help them learn a new livelihood.

Integration & Inclusion

The IFRC offers resources related to crucial integration and inclusion support provided to migrants and host communities.

A Honduran Red Cross volunteer carries a small child rescued as part of their response to Hurricane Eta in 2020 which affected millions of people in the region

Protection, gender and inclusion

When assisting migrants and displaced people we must ensure we reach all people effectively and in a non-discriminatory and equitable manner.

A Guatemala Red Cross volunteer speaks to two young men on the move as they make their way northwards through Central America in search of a better life.

Community engagement and accountability

Community engagement and accountability (CEA) is a way of working that recognizes and values community members as equal partners in designing programmes affecting them.