Resources and Publications

This section contains all resources and publications produced by the MICIC Initiative, as well as relevant research conducted by partners of the MICIC Initiative.
GUIDELINE 10: Facilitate migrants’ ability to move to safety
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA10, on facilitating migrants' movement to safety, presents efforts by different stakeholders to address administrative barriers to international evacuations, such as by granting flexibility of immigration regimes, border management or facilitated issuance of identity and travel documents. It also presents a checklist to plan for international evacuations.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 9: Communicate widely, effectively, and often with migrants on evolving crises and how to access help
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA9, on communicating effectively with migrants in crises, presents efforts by a variety of stakeholders to share information with migrants in an appropriate manner (including through unofficial channels), as well as receive their feedback and inputs. It also introduces a smartphone applications home country government can use to communicate with migrants.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 8: Build capacity and learn lessons for emergency response and post-crisis action
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA8, on building capacities for crisis preparedness and response, presents efforts by different stakeholders to train relevant personnel and learn lessons from past emergencies. It also highlights examples of funding arrangements that are used to support emergency operations. Lastly, it introduces an E-learning course on crisis management for consular staff.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 7: Establish coordination agreements in advance to leverage strengths and foster trust
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA7, on establishing coordination arrangements, presents systems States and non-state actors have established to provide joint emergency assistance to migrants. These include frameworks for joint emergency consular assistance from countries of origin, cooperation arrangements between foreign posts and emergency management institutions of the host country, and governmental and non-governmental actors in the host country. The document also presents a template agreement States can develop with IOM to ensure a more effective evacuation of their citizens out of crisis areas.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 6: Communicate effectively with migrants
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA6, on communicating effectively with migrants, presents efforts by different stakeholders to adapt and effectively share awareness messages and early warnings with migrants. It also presents a tool for conducting awareness workshops on emergencies and recommended preparedness measures for migrant representatives.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations 

GUIDELINE 5: Involve migrants in contingency planning and integrate their needs and capacities
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA5, on invoving migrants in contingency planning presents efforts by different stakeholders to develop preparedness and evacuation plans that account for migrants' presence, including relevant arrangements for early warning and response. It also presents a basic template for the development of consular contingency plans.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 4: Incorporate migrants in prevention, preparedness, and emergency response systems
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA4, on incorporating migrants in prevention, preparedness and response, presents efforts by different stakeholders to actively account for and involve migrants in emergency management efforts. It also presents a training course for emergency responders on migrant-inclusive emergency management.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 2: Collect and share information on migrants, subject to privacy, confidentiality, and the security and safety of migrants
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA2, on collecting and sharing information on migrants, presents efforts by different stakeholders to capture migrants' presence in areas at risk or affected by crises, as well as their patterns of movement. It also introduces a tool for developing collective profiles of migrants groups through key informant interviews.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 1: Track information on conflicts and natural disasters, and the potential impact on migrants
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA1, on tracking nformation on crises, and potential impacts on migrants, presents efforts by different stakeholders to gather and share information on past and potential crises, and to include data on migrants and their characteristics in risk and vulnerability assessments. It also introduces Inform's Index for Risk Management.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations

GUIDELINE 3: Empower migrants to help themselves, their families, and communities during and in the aftermath of crises
Guidelines in Action
(2018)

GiA3, on empowering migrants, presents efforts by different stakeholders to improve migrants' crisis awareness and preparedness, support their integration in host communities and protect them by improving their access to insurance. It also presents a tool to design relevant insurance programmes.
Read more on how to apply these recommendations