Integrating Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction

There are more migrants on the move today than ever before. On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the MICIC Initiative hosted a global webinar on integrating migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction. This global webinar unpacks how to better factor migrants in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery efforts in order to reduce the impacts of natural hazards by presenting perspectives from migrants' countries of origin and communities of destination and a broader look on relevant global policy processes.

Panelists: The event featured the following speakers: Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations and Other International Organizations; Thomas Katen, ACS Country Officer, Bureau for Consular Affairs, American Citizen Services of the  U.S. Department of State; Carole Cameron, Director of International Affairs and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); John Harding, UN Relations and Coordination Officer, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); Konane Martinez, Associate Professor and Applied Medical Anthropologist, California State University San Marcos; Wayne Reid, Refugee and Migrant Health Manager at Pegasus Health (charitable) Ltd, and Sally Carlton, Human Rights Specialist, Human Rights Commission, Christchurch, members of CLING Group. The event was moderated by Michele Klein Solomon, Director of the Secretariat of the MICIC Initiative, IOM.