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Humanitarian Service Point @ Sea Central Mediterranean Sea | Population movement

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The Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa (primarily Libya, but also Tunisia and Algeria) to Italy is one of the most active and dangerous routes for people crossing to Europe by sea. The IFRC is operating a Humanitarian Service Point in the Central Mediterranean in partnership with SOS Mediterranée. Together, we're reducing human suffering and preventing loss of life through a fully able-to-assist rescue ship. SOS Mediterranée focuses on the search and rescue side of the operation, while IFRC teams on-board provide humanitarian assistance (such as health and psychosocial support, food, water and information) to people rescued. Between September 2021 to September 2022, IFRC teams participated in ten patrols on Ocean Viking and helped rescue more than 2,700 people. Through this Emergency Appeal, the IFRC is seeking a total of 2.4 million Swiss francs to enable the to provide humanitarian services on the sea section of a deadly migratory route. This Emergency Appeal is part of a Federation-wide multiregional case for support which is a comprehensive 3-year route-based programme with core localized capacities to ensure principled, locally adapted, needs-based response to people on the move at different stages of their journeys.

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