Role of Civil Society in Assisting and Protecting Migrants Caught in Conflicts and Natural Disasters

On September 9, 2015, the MICIC Initiative hosted a global webinar on the role civil society plays in assisting and protecting migrants caught in countries experiencing conflicts or natural disasters. As local, national, and transnational actors, civil society have extensive experience assisting and protecting migrants caught in countries experiencing crises. This webinar focused on the role civil society plays in assisting and protecting migrants; how greater collaboration with governments, businesses, and other stakeholders can better support their efforts; and what frameworks and tools they require to better address the needs of migrants caught in countries experiencing crises.

Panelists: The event was chaired by Michelle Prodromou, Office for Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. Mission Geneva, and featured the following speakers: Kate O’Malley, Minister-Counsellor for Immigration, Australian Permanent Mission to the UN; Michele Klein Solomon, Director of the MICIC Initiative Secretariat; John Bingham, International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC); Colin Rajah, Global Coalition on Migration (GCM); and Bruno Atieh, Caritas Lebanon.

You can access the PowerPoint presentation given by the MICIC Secretariat here.