26 Sep 2018

IOM and the Government of Djibouti Work to Better Protect Migrants in Emergencies

IOM Djibouti, in collaboration with its counterparts in the Djibutian Government, organized a two-day workshop on "Protecting migrants in emergencies in Djibouti" on September 25 and 26. The event, held in Djibouti city, was attended by 13 government officials over the two days. The objective of the workshop was to highlight the issue of migrants's presence in the country and of the specific conditions of vulnerability they may face in emergencies, and explore key measures and options to support relevant existing (or new) activities together with the participants.

Government officials from the Secretary of Management of Risks and Disasters, the Prefecture of Djibouti, ONARS, the City Hall, the Civil Protection entity and the Ministry of Communication attended the training and exchanged on several topics such as: existing operational approaches and coordination mechanisms; main features of migrants' vulnerability in Djibouti; adapting communication messages, tools and channels to better inform and reach out to migrants during emergencies; and options to better include migrants in the efforts of recovery after a crisis/emergency.