I’m originally from Rome, but I have been living in Tokyo since 2011. This wasn't my first time in Japan — I had visited the country in 2002 for a couple of months. Back then, I had just started to learn Japanese and I decided to come and get an idea of what the country was like.
Derived from the input of States, civil society, international organizations and private sector actors, these voluntary and non-binding Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster reflect the outcome of the MICIC Initiative.
Repository of practices
Mexico City - 32 officials from 10 countries that make up the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), met on June 6 and 7 to strengthen their capacities and exchange experiences on the protection of migrants in countries affected by natural disasters.
I moved to Japan in August of 2011, just after the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami known as 3.11 destroyed 400 kilometres of coastal Northeast Japan. Like many people, I continued living in Tokyo after the disaster, unaware of what was going on only a couple of hundreds of kilometres north of the city where the bulk of the devastation took place.
This matrix can be used in conjuction with the "Information Gathering Tool - Community Organizations" to build a directory of relevant local actors that provide services to migrants in ordinary times and in the event of an emergency.
Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, continues to help stranded migrants in Yemen return home, with the latest of its humanitarian return movements taking place this week (12/03) – one from Al Hudaydah for 41 Ethiopian migrants and a Croatian migrant and the other from Aden for 144 Somali refugees.
“I came to Libya in 1985, and spent my first nine years in a small town called Surman. I was working as a nurse in the city’s main hospital. I came with my husband, when he first got a job with a company here, and my son. During my stay, God blessed me with a second child. It was nice to have a girl in the family.
Against the backdrop of the fast approaching wet season in Bangladesh, United Nations relief agencies are working flat out to strengthen vital infrastructure and boost resilience among hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in rudimentary shelters as well as for local communities hosting them.
LONDON, Feb 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world's biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods.
The United Nations migration agency warned that flash floods could wash away fragile shelters, housing about 100,000 refugees and local families, in congested camps in Cox's Bazar providing sanctuary for Rohingya who have fled neighbouring Myanmar.