Guidelines

 
Derived from the input of States, civil society, international organizations and private sector actors, these voluntary and non-binding Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster reflect the outcome of the MICIC Initiative.

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Repository of practices

Location: 
Manila, Philippines

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

Location: 
Pretoria, South Africa

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 preparedness, response and recovery during a two-day workshop on 15-16 May in Pretoria, South Africa.

Location: 
Kampala, Uganda

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. Factors such as language, migration status, isolation, limited social networks and means, and lack of appropriate services all add on to migrants’ vulnerability in a country experiencing crisis.

Location: 
Almaty, Kazakhstan

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. 

Humanitarian Help Must Reach the Most Vulnerable Migrants - Not Just Those With Smartphones

Humanitarian agencies now need to reach larger numbers of migrants, in more complex emergencies, than ever before. In much of the media coverage of these responses, social media, apps and web-enabled innovations are touted as possible solutions to these overwhelming needs. Mainstream and specialist sources both report on the use of social media in emergencies - for example, in the Philippines and Indonesia, where Twitter was reportedly used by communities to manage their responses to Typhoon Megi and the Mount Merapi volcano eruption.

LISTOS: Changing Migrants' Lives via Disaster Preparedness Education

Ten-year-old Charlie sat in the front row and refused all invitations to join the kids’ corner.  A son of a migrant agricultural worker from southern Mexico, Charlie began attending LISTOS’ class with his mother. He was engaged, interested and eagerly participated in class activities. While Charlie was too young to be considered an “official student” of the LISTOS training, that did not discourage him from being present each session.

IOM Yemen: The Importance of Needs Assessments to Assist Vulnerable Migrants in Crisis

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has induced large-scale displacement of the Yemeni population, and affected thousands of migrants in the country or those arriving to the shores of Yemen albeit of the ongoing conflict. Although the civil war has ravaged Yemen since 2015, the country still receives a monthly average of 10,000 irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa.

Location: 
Oxford, United Kingdom

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

Capacity Building Tools

IOM has developed and piloted a series of capacity building tools for migrants' home and host countries.

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Blog

Outreach and Casework: The Heart of Humanitarian Assistance for Migrants and Refugees in Countries in Crisis