Migration policy - Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

30 November 2009

In 2007, the 16th General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies requested the Governing Board to establish a Reference Group on Migration to provide leadership and guidance and to develop a Federation policy on migration. The Council of Delegates welcomed this decision and highlighted the Movement-wide importance of the humanitarian consequences of migration. The 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent also underlined the humanitarian concerns generated by international migration. Its declaration 'Together for Humanity' elaborated on the issue,  acknowledging the role of National Societies in providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable migrants, irrespective of their legal status.

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