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IFRC Global Migration and Displacement Newsletter

JUNE 2023

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the June issue of the IFRC Global Migration and Displacement Newsletter. This issue highlights Red Cross and Red Crescent activities with and for migrants and displaced people in Germany, Slovenia, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Türkiye, Egypt, Sudan, the United States, Honduras, Guatemala, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinnea and other locations around the world. This edition also features a collection of stories, interviews, and infographics in honour of World Refugee Day.

We hope you find the information useful, and please feel free to be in touch with any migration and displacement related queries or comments about the Newsletter.

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Ezekiel Simperingham, IFRC Global Lead, Migration and Displacement



Stories of hope and inclusion

An inspiring conversation with two former refugees who now support other refugees in need through their role as RCRC volunteers

Celebrating the contribution and resilience of refugees

Elijah Boul's incredible journey from Sudan's civil war to State Lead for Australian Red Cross Migration Programs in Queensland

Inner Light

The Inner Light project tells the stories of a remarkable group of Ukrainian women who have recently arrived in Ireland as result of the war in Ukraine

Over 100 years of solidarity

An infographic highlighting the Turkish Red Crescent's history of support for refugees and other migrants in need

Three stories of hope away from home

Follow the journeys of Houda, Kateryna and Mujinga



A 'little relief' during a brutal journey

In Trojes, one of the main crossing points along the migration route in Honduras, Red Cross volunteers offer a safe space where they provide critical services

From Sierra Leone to the Darien

Migrants cross continents for a better future

A touch of humanity in a ghost town left behind by migration

The ever-present pull of migration has left communities in and around Quetzaltenango, Guatemala almost empty as adults, children and teenagers embark on a risky journey towards a better future



Ensuring health for all

Watch how the Egyptian Red Crescent is providing 24/7 medical services for people fleeing Sudan via three Humanitarian Service Points

Saving lives must be our collective priority

IFRC statement at the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region pledging conference

Fleeing Syria and surviving the Türkiye earthquake

Houda’s secret ingredients for resilience



Sudan Crisis: Population Movement Neighbouring Countries

IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal targeting 705,700 people displaced into 6 neighbouring countries as a result of the crisis in Sudan

Ensure protection. Ensure access. Ensure resources

IFRC statement at the High-Level Pledging Event for Sudan and the Region 



"I have never seen a rescue operation like this one before"

Hellenic Red Cross volunteers support survivors of deadliest shipwreck off Greece this year 

Last chance to secure access to protection

Red Cross EU Office statement on the EU Migration and Asylum Pact negotiations  

Les volontaires de SOS Méditerranée

ARTE documentary on the volunteers on board the Ocean Viking (in French)

Infoline offers care and support to people fleeing Ukraine

At a Polish Red Cross call centre in Warsaw, women from Ukraine offer a listening ear and advice to people in distress

RCRC views on the implementation of the TPD

This report reflects the responses of RCRC staff and volunteers to the implementation of the EU Temporary Protection Directive and other equivalent protection schemes



Relief for community displaced by election violence

Watch how the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society, with the support of the IFRC Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF), has been providing relief assistance to communities displaced by election-related violence

Changing lives with the help of the community

Congolese refugee Furaha Niyonsenga gives back to the town of Invercargill eight months after arriving through a resettlement programme

Meaningful employment is key to successful resettlement

A new partnership between Australian Red Cross and Evolve WA will prepare skilled migrants for employment in Western Australia


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