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IFRC Global Migration and Displacement Newsletter

MARCH 2024

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the March 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 Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Bangaldesh, Afghanistan, Djibouti, the Gambia, Palestine, Poland, Türkiye, and other locations around the world.

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 Manager, Migration and Displacement



IFRC Launches Humanitarian Service Point Case Studies 

This report provides concrete examples of Humanitarian Service Points in operation around the world and explains why they are critical to the safety and well-being of people in vulnerable situations 

IFRC Global Refugee Forum Policy Brief 

This brief highlights areas of acute need for refugees and other displaced people, showcases some of the creative solutions being implemented by National Societies, and sets out key recommendations for policy makers 

New IFRC President Prioritizes Climate and Migration

Kate Forbes was elected IFRC President in December 2023. A key area of focus under her leadership will be tackling the urgent issues of climate change and migration



Every Step of the Way

Ecuador Red Cross goes out on the streets to provide critical services for Venezuelan migrants

"This is not a game"

Angel, a journalist fleeing fear and intimidation in Venezuela, describes his family's risky journey through the Darien Gap

State of the Darien

Listen to Alejandro Fuente and IFRC Americas provide an overview of the situation of migrants in the Darien Gap during 2023 (in Spanish)



The Unsung Heroes of Cox's Bazaar

3300 Rohingya refugees play a pivotal role in preventing the huge losses and damage that cyclones bring

On the Road to Return

Watch how the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society has been providing essential support to people returning from Pakistan



Climate of Migration

Climate crisis and conflict push more people to drought-stricken Djibouti

Community Engagement and Accountability for People on the Move

An interactive case study that explores the dangerous journeys made by migrants in the Gambia and how Humanitarian Service Points provide safety and dignity



Bringing Families Back Together

Watch how the Reunification Pathways for Integration (REPAIR) project helps separated families reunite in Europe before, during and after they arrive

People in the Red Vest  

Listen to how Nataliia Korniienko is helping her fellow refugees cope with the stresses of conflict, migration and starting over  

One year on

Read the latest report on how migrant communities in Türkiye are dealing with the effects of the KahramanmaraƟ earthquake



Dispatches from Displacement

Forced to flee, Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) media officer, Amr Ali, documents the lives of people displaced by the war in Gaza


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