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Country:
Japan
Type of practice:
Assistance programs

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:

Country:
Japan
Type of practice:
Early warning systems

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.

Country:
Greece
Type of practice:
Awareness raising and communication tools

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.

Country:
Lebanon
Type of practice:
Awareness raising and communication tools

During the conflict in Lebanon in 2006, a trilingual booklet in Sinhalese, Amharic and Tagalog was produced by the Ministry of Justice and Caritas Lebanon, which warned domestic workers about possible traffickers as they tried to leave the country.

Country:
Libya
Type of practice:
Government bodies

Through the Administrative Order No. 262, series of 2014, a Libya Crisis Quick Response Team was created within the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) of the Government of the Philippines, to serve as a focal group for purposes of coordination...

Country:
Egypt, Libya, Tunisia
Type of practice:
Assistance programs

On 1 March 2011, the Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanogu, called upon member states to assist the Tunisian government by providing transport means to return displaced people from Libya to their countries of origin.

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Assistance programs

Community-based organizations funded by the New York Women Fund (NYWF) were “first responders,” to respond in far-reaching neighborhoods and isolated, hard-to-reach populations during the superstorm Sandy.

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Mobile and internet-based tools

As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T and Bloomberg Administration officials developed AT&T Street Charge.

Country:
Global
Type of practice:
Mobile and internet-based technologies

Community Response Map (CRM) is an online data platform developed by IOM to facilitate direct feedback from beneficiaries, especially when security or terrain make regular contact difficult.

Country:
Libya
Type of practice:
Assistance programs

The five star JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli opened in the city’s Central Business District in 2011, just days before the civil war in Libya began.  At the time the Hotel was hosting the first guests and 185 migrant employees from over 20 nationalities had come to Tripoli in pursuit of new careers wit