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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.

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.

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.

The Checklist is a part of the toolkit developed by the IOM to provide technical guidance for the operationalization of the MICIC Initiative Guidelines.

When Hurricane Odile passed through the tourist zone of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur in 2014, it affected 26,000 foreign tourists and 4,000 Mexican tourists.

Over the last decades, Thailand, an upper middle-income country with an impressive history of economic growth, has attracted migrants from Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and countries further afield.

Migrants face great risks and pressures in their lives, even in “normal” times. They suffer greater prevalence of health problems, work in unsafe conditions, and earn low and uncertain incomes that contribute to higher poverty rates than native-born individuals.

On 2 January 2017, the Migration Response Center in Obock, northern Djibouti received four migrants from Yemen, who were seriously injured following an airstrike. Since early 2015 more than 30,000 persons have transited through Djibouti to return to their country of origin.