The case studies presented in Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices of Inclusion highlight that worldwide, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees often face specific conditions of marginalization.
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.
Tras el paso del huracán María por las islas del Caribe, un grupo de 36 costarricenses regresaron a su país desde Puerto Rico. El Gobierno de Costa Rica realizó esta gestión de carácter humanitario, gracias al trabajo coordinado entre el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto y la Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), con el aporte solidario de la Aerolínea Volaris Costa Rica y el acompañamiento de la OIM.
Sabratha – In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah, IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing support to more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps and now transferred to Zuwara and an assembly point in Sabratha.
Migrants are often among those who suffer the most in disasters, as we have witnessed many times in recent years. This can be the case because they might live and work in areas that are particularly at risk, like those who worked in industrial parks affected by the 2011 floods in Thailand. Sometimes it is because they don’t trust emergency responders and are afraid to seek help, like those who refused to evacuate from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina for fear of arrest and deportation.