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17-12-2021 | Latest News

Migrants across the world must have access to life-saving assistance and protection


Geneva, 17 December 2021 – In a year marked by exacerbated difficulties due to Covid-19 and climate-related disasters, the humanitarian situation of migrants around the world has worsened, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned ahead of International Migrants Day on 18 December.

Francesco Rocca, President of IFRC, said:

“2021 has been another terrible year for migrants across the world. Far too many migrants continue to face significant humanitarian needs with devastating consequences, with many taking life-threatening journeys, others excluded from essential services and critical protection, and yet more facing hostility and exclusion in countries of transit and destination. Governments have the duty to protect human dignity and save lives, and humanity must be at the centre of any and all decisions. When did we forget that?

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

In Geneva: Tommaso Della Longa, +41 79 708 4367,

In Geneva: Ann Vaessen, +41 79 405 77 50,



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