Data Collection Methodology and Sources
The IFRC Europe Migration Surge Team has been collecting indicators from responding Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies since the last week of October 2015. The aim is to provide a view of how the region as a whole has been responding to the migration crisis over time and in changing situations. The indicators are subdivided into seven categories:
- Human Resources and Volunteers
- Staff Mobilised
- Volunteers Mobilised
- Food Distribution
- Food Kits
- Hot Meals
- Water and Drinks
- Non-Food Item Distribution
- Relief Kits
- Hygiene Kits
- Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Camp Mats
- Clothing, Jackets, Shoes
- Shelter Provision
- Long-Term (~ more than 3 nights)
- Short-Term (~ 3 nights or less)
- Health Provision
- First Aid
- Medical Care
- Psychosocial Support
- Connectivity Provision
- Restoring Family Links
- Tracing Requests
- Successful Traces
Indicator data is self-reported by National Society migration IM focal points with the assistance (clarification, data cleanup, advice) of the Information Management delegates in the Migration Surge Team.
Due to each National Society responding in a slightly different way, with unique mandates, local suppliers and differing migrant situations in every country, the data presented here should not be compared directly between National Societies. Every effort has been made to standardize the indicators, but it is not possible at the moment to compare indicator values across countries due to different reporting mechanisms, regularity of reporting, varying units of distribution, etc. For example, water distribution is reported in litres for some National Societies, individual bottles by others, and estimation of gallons used at provided potable water faucets in another.
If you have specific questions, please contact the IFRC IM delegates.
The indicators data is individually reported to the IFRC Europe Migration Surge Team from Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and IFRC country teams responding to the migration crisis of 2015-2016.