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As resilient as I know migrant communities to be, they can still easily be among the worst affected by natural disasters, extreme violence or armed conflict. They have certain heightened vulnerabilities specifically because they are migrants.

Sometimes a promised land becomes a land of shattered dreams.

Cities thrive because of their vibrant and diverse communities. In many migrant communities, factors such as culture, language, immigration status, and community isolation contribute to higher levels of vulnerability to the effects of emergencies.

In 2014 Mexico established its first public policy on migration, in which civil society actors, academics, governmental authorities and the migrants themselves played a key role in identifying the needs to be addressed and the rights to be upheld under the new policy.

Humanitarian agencies now need to reach larger numbers of migrants, in more complex emergencies, than ever before. In much of the media coverage of these responses, social media, apps and web-enabled innovations are touted as possible solutions to these overwhelming needs.

Ten-year-old Charlie sat in the front row and refused all invitations to join the kids’ corner.  A son of a migrant agricultural worker from southern Mexico, Charlie began attending LISTOS’ class with his mother. He was engaged, interested and eagerly participated in class activities.

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has induced large-scale displacement of the Yemeni population, and affected thousands of migrants in the country or those arriving to the shores of Yemen albeit of the ongoing conflict.

The Checklist is a part of the toolkit developed by the IOM to provide technical guidance for the operationalization of the MICIC Initiative Guidelines.

When Hurricane Odile passed through the tourist zone of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur in 2014, it affected 26,000 foreign tourists and 4,000 Mexican tourists.