A task force on the Migration Crisis is to be established by the Irish Red Cross.
A high-level team will assess Irish Red Cross capacity to assist migrants arriving in Ireland and those affected in other countries.
The decision was made at a meeting of the Board of the Irish Red Cross in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.
Pat Carey Chair of the Irish Red Cross said afterwards: “The Board of the Irish Red Cross has decided to urgently consider how all Irish Red Cross assets can be deployed to assist migrants.
“We have a deep reach into communities in every corner of Ireland. We have nearly 5,000 volunteers with skills in humanitarian support.
“Irish Red Cross volunteers have medical and social integration training and we also trace people who have gone missing on the migration trail. The role of our enthusiastic and embracing Youth section will also be considered.”
Irish Red Cross management will meet on Monday morning to begin preparations for establishing the Task Force.