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Country:
Nepal
Type of Practice:
Awareness raising and communication tools

In Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake, IOM, UNICEF and the AWO International, in collaboration with local NGOs that specialize in trafficking and safe migration, carried out prevention campaigns aimed at the identified children’s communities of origin, as well as at other crisis-affected...

Country:
Libya
Type of Practice:
Training and capacity building

As part of its direct assistance to migrants stranded at the Libyan borders in 2014, (provision of non-food relief items and hygiene kits, repatriation support), IOM also conduced training of civil society organizations.  Participants included 16 NGO representatives from the Network on...

Country:
Egypt, Libya
Type of Practice:
Assistance programs

During the 2011 Libyan crisis IOM, in coordination with the Egyptian authorities, United Nations and civil society partners, provided humanitarian assistance, including food, water, blankets and hygiene kits, to migrants stranded in the Salloum Camp.

Country:
Australia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Type of Practice:
Assistance programs

Following the 2004 tsunami in the South East Asia, Qantas Airlines, sent planes to Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives to evacuate Australian tourists, without regard to which airline passengers had booked their original flights.  The company also sent its medical staff to these locations to...

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

The mobile application from Pacific Disaster Center’s World Disaster Alerts provides mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for natural disasters around the globe.

Country:
India, Nepal
Type of Practice:
Assistance programs

During the Nepal Earthquake, the Indian Government instructed the Bureau of Immigration to give 'Gratis Visa' (goodwill visa) to foreigners stranded in Nepal for their speedy evacuation.

Country:
United States of America
Type of Practice:
Domestic laws and policies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will not sanction employers for hiring victims of Hurricane Katrina who, at this time, are unable to provide documentation normally required under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Country:
Global
Type of Practice:
Assistance programs

When disasters strike, Airbnb can activate their response tool for a designated geographic area. When the tool is activated:

Country:
Cyprus, Lebanon, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Type of Practice:
Assistance programs

As the Israel-Lebanon conflict intensified in July 2006, the Government of India asked the Indian Armed Forces to help evacuate its citizens at risk from the conflict zone. Of the over 10,000 Indian nationals in Lebanon, almost 2,000 were at risk.

Country:
Japan
Type of Practice:
Mobile and internet-based technologies

The Hyogo E-Net is a system designed to utilize current trends in mobile and wireless information technology in order to supplement conventional systems for disaster management, such as radio and loudspeaker vans, which directly supplies local citizens with emergency information (on earthquakes...