No country is immune to conflict or natural disaster. When such crises erupt, migrants that are present in the country experiencing a crisis can fall through the cracks of emergency and post-crisis responses. Recognizing this reality, the United States and the Philippines, after two years of global, broad and inclusive consultation process, launched the “GUIDELINES TO PROTECT MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING CONFLICT OR NATURAL DISASTER” at UN Headquarters, New York on June 15, 2016.
The Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce its 2016 Call for Proposals: Scaling Up REmittances (SURE).
The Call is open to public, private and civil society organizations seeking grant funding for innovative pilot projects, as well as scalable tested models, related to remittances and financial inclusion, and migrant investment and entrepreneurship.Further information can be found in the flyer and in the website.
Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas
Cabinet-rank Secretary, Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Launch of the Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster - MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES CRISIS (MICIC) INITIATIVE
"As the 6-year term of the Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III ends on June 30, we, who belong to his official family, are honored and proud to leave to the global community as part of the legacy of the Aquino administration this collaborative product which we call the MICIC Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster.
This collaboration is led by our very dynamic co-chair, the Government of the United States with a multi-stakeholder working group, consisting of the governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and the European Commission, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on International Migration, Sir Peter Sutherland, the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Institute for the Study of International Migration at the Georgetown University. IOM serves as our very able Secretariat."
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