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IFRC Global Migration and Displacement Newsletter

MAY 2023

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the May 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 Sudan, Egypt, South Africa, Honduras, Venezuela, the UK, Switzerland, New Zealand and other locations around the world. This edition also features a spotlight on the Mediterranean and the work of the HSP@Sea onboard the Ocean Viking.

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



Ocean Viking 

What's it like onboard a humanitarian search and rescue ship?

Every life saved is precious and worth every effort

Testimony from HSP@Sea Operations Manager Sara Mancinelli 



Supporting people displaced from Sudan

Egypt's Red Crescent establishes Humanitarian Service Points at Sudan border crossing



"I was afraid"

Migrants often have a lot to be afraid of as they struggle to get by in new surroundings: but building and maintaining trust is possible

Supporting women and girls on their journeys to safety

Sudanese Red Crescent staff and volunteers work tirelessly at three key intervention points in Eastern Sudan



Safe avenues to access protection in Europe

A handbook on the current legal and policy context around safe avenues to protection, relevant good practices from National Societies, and recommendations for State authorities

Fearing, fleeing, facing the future

How people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine are finding safety in the UK

Family reunification

A new study by the Swiss Red Cross highlights the importance of family for the health and integration of refugees (summary available in English and German)



Solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement statement at the International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants 

Kindness shines bright in local communities

The Honduran Red Cross supports migrants and displaced people through Humanitarian Service Points 



Humanitarian Migration Report

Current and emerging issues in Aotearoa New Zealand  


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