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.

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Thailand: Improving Coordination to Better Assist Migrants in Emergencies

Over the last decades, Thailand, an upper middle-income country with an impressive history of economic growth, has attracted migrants from Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and countries further afield. Migrants currently account for an estimated 6‒8 per cent of the Thai labour force – mostly working in factories in the construction sector or in informal jobs in agriculture, fisheries, services and domestic work.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Over 40 consular and migration officers from eight countries in the region met this week in San Jose for a training on protecting migrants stranded in countries affected by conflicts or national disasters.

Central America and Mexico make up one of the largest migration corridors in the world. They include migration origin, transit and destiny countries and are exposed to a multiplicity of natural threats.

Insurance May Improve Migrants’ Resiliency and Recovery from Crisis

Migrants face great risks and pressures in their lives, even in “normal” times. They suffer greater prevalence of health problems, work in unsafe conditions, and earn low and uncertain incomes that contribute to higher poverty rates than native-born individuals. Our own experience researching the financial needs of migrants has taught us firsthand that these many immediate worries, together with migrants’ concerns about the safety and wellbeing of their families at home, constantly compete for their attention and money.

New York, USA

Panelists discussed how the MICIC Initiative process and its Guidelines, can serve as a model to move forward with similar commitments made at the September 19 High Level Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

Capacity-Building Tools

IOM has developed and piloted a series of capacity building tools for migrants' home and host countries.

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From Assistance to Engagement: Involving Migrants in Health Emergency Planning Best Assures Their Safety