Events

Governments in Asia are taking steps to better protect migrants caught in countries experiencing humanitarian crises, like natural disasters, conflict and armed violence.

Pretoria 16 May 2017 – Representatives of National Disaster Risk Management, Civil Protection and Emergency Management institutions from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states and other key stakeholders discussed practical approaches to include migrants in emergency preparedne

The training on Protecting Migrants in Emergencies is co-hosted by IOM’s Sub-Regional Coordination Office for Central Asia and the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Kampala, Uganda - May 14th: In a continent characterized by a long history of cross-border migration, migrants’ specific sets of vulnerabilities pose particular challenges to any crisis preparedness, response and recovery mechanisms.

IOM presented the MICIC Guidelines at a conference organized by the Refugee Studies Centre at Keble College, Oxford.

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.

Sharing early implementation stories, the participants at the GFMD side event showed how practical applications of the MICIC Guidelines are already leading to better preparedness.

IOM presented the blueprint of Local MICIC Guidelines to guide local authorities in their efforts to protect migrants in emergency situations.

The WIDER Development Conference about ongoing, unexpected, and future crises took place in Helsinki on 23-24 September 2016.

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.