New Edition of the International Review: Migration and Displacement

New Edition of the International Review: Migration and Displacement

Throughout the history of mankind, people around the world have left their homes, fleeing armed conflict, persecution, poverty or simply seeking better opportunities. Migration can be voluntary or involuntary, but most of the time a combination of choices and constraints lead some to leave, while others stay behind. What needs do people have while on the road? Are those needs different based on the reason for leaving home? What distinguishes someone who is displaced internally from someone who has crossed an international border? How can humanitarian actors, States and the international community best protect and assist those who flee, whether within their own State, while in transit, or in the destination country? This edition of the Review attempts to unpack and address these and other related questions, while providing insights into different humanitarian approaches to the needs and vulnerabilities of migrants and internally displaced persons.

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No Direction Home: The Personal Stories of Missing Migrants

No Direction Home: The Personal Stories of Missing Migrants

The ICRC has launched a new interactive website – missingmigrants.icrc.org – featuring the stories and photos behind the humanitarian tragedies of those who go missing along migration routes. Their journeys are long and dangerous; across the Mediterranean, the Maghreb, the Central American corridor. People fleeing violence and scarcity, migrating to stay alive just one more day. These stories are just one part of this global issue: they are the stories of those who left to find a better life, but never arrived. Check out the site here.

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ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord Speaks to CBC on Global Migration Crisis

ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord Speaks to CBC on Global Migration Crisis

On Monday, ICRC-Director General Yves Daccord spoke to CBC's Rosemary Barton on the Power and Politics television broadcast on the global migration crisis. During his conversation, he spoke about the impact of the crisis on humanitarian assistance and needs, the drivers behind the mass movement of people worldwide and how Canada can help. You can watch the full clip below. 

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In Conversation With: A Video Interview with IFRC's Communications Delegate Rosemarie North

In Conversation With: A Video Interview with IFRC's Communications Delegate Rosemarie North

Each year, some 65 million people are forcibly displaced, fleeing violence and conflict from places like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Increasing numbers of migrants and refugees are making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe; according to UNHCR more than 300,000 in 2016 alone. They come for a safer, more secure life, but the trip itself is anything but: traveling in unseaworthy vessels and deflating dingheys through dangerous waters without navigation or adequate supplies. In this edition of our In Conversation With Series, IFRC Delegate Rosemarie North speaks with Intercross about life at sea, some of the violence these people are desperately fleeing, and how the Red Cross is helping. 

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ICRC President Says World Leaders Must Address the Vulnerability to Violence Behind Refugee Movement

ICRC President Says World Leaders Must Address the Vulnerability to Violence Behind Refugee Movement

During the September 19 United Nations General Assembly Summit for Refugees and Migrants, ICRC President Peter Maurer called on world leaders to take stronger action to address the root causes of large movements of people while, at the same time, showing humanity and respect for the millions who are on the move. Mr. Maurer said that it is too often violence that leads to the massive displacement of people.

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#ICYMI Friday Roundup: Migration & Refugees to Take Center Stage in NYC Sept. 16, 2016

#ICYMI Friday Roundup: Migration & Refugees to Take Center Stage in NYC Sept. 16, 2016

In this week’s roundup, we take a look at how this complex and growing global phenomenon and the people it impacts—nearly 65 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced—have been portrayed by the media and other online outlets over the past week.

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Refugee Summit Offers Chance to Reaffirm IHL & Highlight Needs of Vulnerable Migrants

Refugee Summit Offers Chance to Reaffirm IHL & Highlight Needs of Vulnerable Migrants

Next week, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit on refugees and migrants, bringing together world leaders to address what has become one of the biggest humanitarian challenges in a generation. Back in May, ICRC President Peter Maurer sat down with Intercross to talk about the factors forcing people to flee in the first place and why world leaders should start seeing migration as an opportunity.

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The Modern Age of Migration: Video Interview with ICRC President Peter Maurer

The Modern Age of Migration: Video Interview with ICRC President Peter Maurer

Ahead of the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, the ICRC's President, Peter Maurer, sat down with Intercross to talk about one of the world's biggest humanitarian challenges in a generation – the so-called global “migrant crisis”  and why world leaders should start seeing migration as an opportunity.

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Interactive Map of the Red Cross Family Links Response to the Migrants & Refugees in Europe

Interactive Map of the Red Cross Family Links Response to the Migrants & Refugees in Europe

As hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants pass through several European countries, often very rapidly, the Red Cross Societies have deployed staff and volunteers to border crossings, railway stations and other locations where migrants and refugees pass through or are accommodated.

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Migrant & refugee crisis: How the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding

Migrant & refugee crisis: How the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most daunting humanitarian crises in decades, generating needs across the region that are beyond description. As was widely reported in the media this week, the resulting refugee crisis stretches well beyond the Middle East, with European nations, in particular, struggling to cope with the influx of tens of thousands of desperate and vulnerable children, women, and men. Learn how the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding.

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