Migration: Our work in Africa

14 December 2017
Migration: Our work in Africa
CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / F. Thierren

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Africa. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Africa.

In Africa, our migration activities are focused on using our Family Links network to restore contact between migrants and their families, helping clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing migrants and supporting their families, and providing humanitarian forensic support. They also include delivering basic aid and services to migrants along the route, working in immigration detention, and engaging with the authorities to ensure that they fulfil their legal obligations so as to protect the lives, preserve the dignity and alleviate the suffering of vulnerable migrants.

More on how we help migrants in Africa: 

Migration - Our work in Africa