The Asia Pacific Migration Network

A network of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies collaborating and sharing expertise to address the humanitarian concerns of migrants across the Asia Pacific.
APMN peer to peer participants from Pakistan Red Crescent, Myanmar Red Cross and Mongolia Red Cross with the Migration Support Program Team at Australian Red Cross in Melbourne, Australia, 2019.

Who we are

The Asia Pacific Migration Network (APMN) is a regional network of Asia Pacific Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, established in 2012 by 17 Asia Pacific National Societies. The current co-chairs are the Maldivian Red Crescent and Philippine Red Cross, and the Secretariat is hosted by the Australian Red Cross. The APMN is supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). As of 2022, the APMN has engaged 35 of 39 National Societies across the region.

What guides our work

The Network was founded on the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s commitments, policies and principles related to migration.

Vision and purpose of the APMN

  • To provide a platform for National Societies to collaborate, coordinate and share knowledge and experiences
  • To strengthen National Society capacity to protect, assist and advocate with and for migrants
  • To promote the role of Asia Pacific National Societies on migration in regional policy and advocacy

APMN key achievements and ways of working

  • Conducting research and developing guidance for National Societies
  • Hosting virtual and in person peer to peer learning programs and collaboration activities
  • Coordinating regional migration events and workshops
  • Progressing advocacy and humanitarian diplomacy on migration
  • Engaging National Society Leadership and cross regional collaboration
Graphic illustration of the 2018-2019 APMN workplan, by Alex Wisman.

Celebrating 10 years of the Asia Pacific Migration Network

For more information about the APMN please contact apmn@redcross.org.au

To learn more about how the Movement addresses the humanitarian concerns of migrants visit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or the International Committee of the Red Cross.


This page was updated July 2022.

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