Bangladesh strengthening crisis assistance to nationals abroad


Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Workshop was held on 10th of December 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to validate the country's new Migration Crisis Operational Framework, as well as crisis preparedness and response plans for countries hosting large numbers of migrants from Bangladesh.

With the objective of strengthening its institutional mechanisms for assisting nationals abroad in the event the countries in which they are living experience disasters and other emergencies, the Government of Bangladesh initiated the development of a "Migration Crisis Operational Framework" - a overarching document detailing priorities, mandates and procedures for key Government institutions. The plan is complemented by 5 country-specific crisis preparedness and response plans for selected countries in regions with the highest numbers of migrants from Bangladesh.

This initiative has been supported, under the overall guidance of the Government of Bangladesh, by IOM through the project “Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (Prottasha), funded by the European Union. The Framework provides the first comprehensive approach for migration crisis preparedness and response in the country and contextualizes and adapts global tools such as IOM's Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF) and the Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster (MICIC Guidelines).