Jolly’s thin boats are moored a few hundred metres from his home in the sea-side village of Bay-ang, in the Philippines.
With so many obstacles to overcome, families travelling together inevitably become separated on the road to safety.
As this video highlights, the Red Cross is helping refugees and migrants find missing loved ones and stay in touch with relatives back home through its Restoring Family Links service.
Since the turn of the year, more than 814,000 people have arrived in Europe by sea.
Where are they coming from? Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Iraq are the top countries of origin.
One of the first things you notice upon arrival in Juba is the number of aircraft parked along the runway.
Not commercial passenger jets, but dozens of planes and helicopters bearing the mark of different aid organisations.
It’s indicative of the scale of the crisis in South Sudan. There is no-one in this country whose life has not been affected by the conflict, which is approaching its two-year anniversary.
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Yemen is a country in turmoil.
Conflict has affected more than one million people and the country has been hit by two cyclones in recent weeks.
In this podcast, Michael Van Koesveld, British Red Cross country manager for Yemen, talks about the challenges facing the country.
For the last 530 days, the people of Sierra Leone have been living under a cloud. It’s a cloud that has lingered since May 2014 when Ebola breached the country’s borders.
Today, with the declaration that the Ebola outbreak is now over in Sierra Leone, that cloud has been lifted.
When a rocket shattered their home and injured their daughter, Mohammad and Kamaar’s family fled Syria. They thought it would be a short-term move until the fighting stopped.
Three years later, they are living in Glasgow – talking to photographer Conor Ashleigh about starting over as refugees.
Before the war in Syria, Mohammad, Kamaar and their seven children lived a wonderful life.
Mohammad was a very successful businessman. His thriving company employed 25 people. He provided for his family and was proud he could help so many in his community when they were in need.
Mohammad shows me photos of his house. A house is an understatement – it is an absolute dream home.
But after building it and living there for only six months, a rocket attack destroyed the house.
The blast left one of his little girls almost completely deaf.
Very quickly, the family’s dream life had become a nightmare.
Aid worker Nigel McGrath has spent the last six weeks in Greece. Thanks to everyone who is donating to our Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal, he has been helping refugees who are struggling to cope.
“The island of Kos has a population of around 30,000 people. There used to be around five Red Cross volunteers there, who had never worked on a major crisis. Suddenly boats began to arrive. More