The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization with 190 member National Societies. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles -humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality- and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Since May 2015 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies along with the Hellenic Red Cross have worked with local communities on the frontline of the migration response to provide relief and assistance to people seeking safety in Europe. Assistance included primary health care, hygiene promotion, food and relief distribution, first aid, psychosocial support, Restoring Family Links and cash assistance.
Since the beginning of 2018 the operation focuses on urban programming and social inclusion through cash distribution, basic health care, accompanied referrals, case management and integration activities. Cash is being provided by IFRC currently to 16 sites in all Northern Greece including Central Macedonia, Epirus and Thessaly, as well as in urban locations.