Practices by Stakeholder 3

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Involvement of migrant communities in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response plans

Civil society, including migrant associations, community organizations, and faith-based groups can facilitate the engagement of migrants, including isolated and marginalized populations, in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response plans. Measures to enhance involvement of migrants in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response planning include:

  • Advocating with relevant national and local authorities, including emergency response actors, to include migrants in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response planning and advising them on how to do so (e.g., identifying languages commonly spoken by migrants, explaining cultural or social barriers that need to be addressed for migrants to access assistance, identifying migrant-friendly community spaces for local planning meetings);
  • Creating mutual support associations through diaspora organizations in different countries;
  • Developing culturally and linguistically competent tools and mechanisms for migrants’ engagement in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response;
  • Conducting workshops or training on migrant-inclusive crisis preparedness plans.