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The Central African Early Warning System (MARAC) is a mechanism for the observation, monitoring and prevention of crises and conflicts, established by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). It is responsible for data collection and analysis in order to prevent conflicts.
Pursuant to Chapter IV of the 1999 protocol relating to the mechanism for conflict prevention, management, resolution, peace-keeping and security, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has established a sub-regional peace and security observation system.
To improve its crisis response mechanism, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created an online service enabling French nationals who so wish to declare their trips abroad easily and at no cost, called Ariane.
To meet the needs of the migrants returning to Ghana from war-torn Libya, the International Organization for Migration, with generous support from the Government of Japan, implemented a project to strengthen the capacities of 161 returnees and vulnerable community members through the provision of
UNODC held a Regional Workshop on the identification, protection and assistance of victims of trafficking in persons among refugees and displaced persons.
SirenGPS brings together collaborative emergency communication, management and response by connecting everyone in a community to first responders and allowing first responders to communicate with each other, all on a single platform.
Facebook Safety Check is a feature managed by social networking company Facebook. The feature is activated by the company during natural or man-made disasters to quickly determine whether people in the affected geographical area are safe.
The Great East Japan Earthquake affected foreign nationals in the areas hit by the disaster. Elements of the Japan’s Ministry of Foreign affairs response, implemented in cooperation with IOM, included:
In October 2007 Japan turned on the first publicly available nationwide earthquake early warning system. On March 11, 2011 it had its first true test during the M9 Tohoku earthquake off the coast of Sendai.
The Walkie-Talkie system introduced in 2015, provides hyperlocal and actionable audio information to migrants in camps. The high influx and turnover of migrants in Greek camps meant that there was consistently a high number of people who needed fast and easily digestible information.