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.
Food shortages are not a new phenomenon for the people of Zimbabwe, but the crisis today is much worse than previous years.
Jane Adisu, who heads our work in southern Africa, explains how we’re helping people overcome erratic rainfall and El Niño.
Zimbabweans sow their seeds in November and pray for a good rainy season. After a succession of disappointing harvests, those prayers will be even more desperate.
Recurrent food shortages over the last few years have left communities in a precarious situation, particularly in the west and south of the country.
It’s been claimed that this global weather phenomenon could lead to a prolonged freezing winter in the UK – more sensationalist headlines than fact.
It’s also been reported that El Niño could have been behind Hurricane Patricia – the biggest storm ever recorded in the western hemisphere – that hit Mexico at the weekend.
One thing is for sure. An El Niño event is well underway and it could have significant repercussions for communities across the world, particularly those in developing countries.