Italy has seen a large influx of migrants come to its shores, and in the first six months of 2015 more than 70,000 people found their way to the country. Many of those journeying have lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean. There are well over 100,000 refugees and asylum seekers residing in Italy, in need of immediate support at entry ports and beyond.
The Italian Red Cross gives immediate relief at entry ports and as migrants move throughout the country, including providing basic food and non-food items, health care, first aid, psychosocial support, hygiene promotion, and restoring family links.
This project has a goal of reaching 105,000 people, and prioritises the following groups: people arriving by boat or rescued from the sea in need of urgent assistance and medical care, people with special needs (unaccompanied minors, people living with disabilities, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases etc.), and women and children.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Emergency food aid, Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase