Central Asian Countries prepare to protect nationals abroad during crises

Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Officials from Central Asian consular services and emergency response agencies were trained on “Protecting Nationals Abroad in the Context of Crisis Situations”. Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended.

The training was based on the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Guidelines and gave concrete, practical guidance on reducing migrant vulnerability in crises through emergency preparedness and response. The training built consular officials’ capacity to assist before, during and after crises, including with specific tools, and focused on the needs of labor migrants and vulnerable migrants. The activity also promoted inter-agency coordination between countries of origin and destination and at the national and regional level.

This training was delivered by IOM in cooperation with the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESSDRR) under the IOM-PRM Regional Migration Program in Asia.