Humanitarian assistance to migrants, irrespective of their status – Towards a non-categorical approach
30-09-2009 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 875, by Thomas Linde
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The 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent recommended that the Movement take an inclusive approach to addressing the humanitarian dimension of migration, irrespective of the status of the migrants concerned. This is a departure from humanitarian organizations' traditional prioritisation of migrants according to legal and institutional categories.
Thomas Linde is the Special Representative on Migration at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.