The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative is co-chaired by the United States and the Philippines. The MICIC Secretariat is hosted by IOM.

The MICIC Initiative’s ultimate goal is to improve the ability of States and other stakeholders to prepare for and respond to the needs of migrants caught in countries experiencing crises, whether as a result of conflict or natural disaster, including by protecting their dignity and rights and alleviating suffering. The MICIC Initiative develops a set of non-binding, voluntary principles, guidelines, and effective practices that identify the roles and responsibilities of States (host, origin, transit), international organizations, the private sector, and civil society, including migrants and diaspora, as well as practical measures that each can take, individually and together, to better protect and assist migrants, and minimize negative development impacts. States and other actors at the national, regional, and international level can use the principles, guidelines, and effective practices as a key reference tool to inform their policy making and programming.