Types of alert
1. Alert for a 1-3 month response - Standard response
2. Alert for a 3-6 month response – Can be used in circumstances where a slightly longer response can be strongly justified
3. Crisis Anticipation – Can be raised for 1-3 month projects where a crisis can be anticipated
Collaborative information collection and analysis (CICA) grant
A grant for needs assessments, context analysis or information gathering that could be used to build a case for further funding. Guidance on how to submit a CICA request can be found here.
The MERF came after the Start Network had responded to migration in Europe through the European Refugees Response programmes in 2015 and 2016. You can find more information about these programmes here.
The MERF initially ran from January to December 2017 and funded 15 projects in 4 countries. Lessons from this phase have been built into the current phase of the MERF. Please find the MERF annual report here, and independent research on the MERF and Mixed Migration Flows along the Mediterranean here.
MERF members and donors
|Humanity & Inclusion
|Save the Children
|International Medical Corps
|International Rescue Committee
|Catholic Relief Services
|Mines Advisory Group
|Danish Refugee Council
|Doctors of the World
|Norwegian Refugee Council
|Dorcas Aid International
The MERF was funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and delivered as part of a consortium project with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).