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Training for Emergency Responders

Training for Emergency Responders
Agencies
IOM

When conflicts or natural disasters erupt, they can disproportionately affect migrants living, working, studying, traveling, or transiting in the country experiencing the crisis. While they are resilient and resourceful, a variety of factors, such as language barriers, isolated working conditions, limited access to information resources and opportunities, create particular vulnerability for migrants in the face of such crises.

By integrating and engaging migrants in their work, emergency management actors can play a vital role in addressing these factors, lessening migrants’ vulnerability in the context of crises and improving responses.

IOM’s training course on “Integrating migrants in emergency preparedness, response and recovery in their host countries” targets the personnel of emergency management institutions and first responders to strengthen their capacity to reach out to, assist and protect migrants before, during and after crises.

Learning Objectives:

The course provides basic information and tools to improve the capacity of relevant personnel to:

  • Understand migrants’ specific vulnerability and needs in the face of different kinds of crises; and
  • Provide information and practical guidance on measures to reduce migrants’ vulnerability through improved communication, delivery of appropriate relief services, active engagement of migrants, and evaluations and learning.

Information Management

Information Management
Agencies
IOM

This training on Emergency Preparedness and Response planning can be facilitated by regional IOM staff on demand.

Information Management Systems, Displacement, Humanitarian Needs analysis tools and approaches are explored.

 

Including Migrants in Emergency Management

Including Migrants in Emergency Management
Agencies
IOM

In our increasingly diverse communities, disasters and other emergencies are ever more likely to affect migrants and other foreign nationals alongside native residents. This course provides emergency management practitioners information and tools to provide services in a more inclusive manner, accounting for migrants’ specific behaviors and preferences. Through a series of thematic modules, the course explores how language proficiency, administrative barriers, mistrust towards the authorities and other cultural and social factor may affect migrants’ access to assistance in emergencies, and how these barriers can be addressed through approaches that leverage all available capacities to reduce risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Coordinating with relevant actors
  • Gathering data and using data on migrants
  • Communicating with migrants
  • Assisting migrants in emergencies

Improving Assistance to Nationals Affected by Crises Abroad

Improving Assistance to Nationals Affected by Crises Abroad
Agencies
IOM

This self-learning course will allow you to gain necessary knowledge on the main conditions that define the vulnerabilities of citizens abroad during crisis situations. This course is meant for the staff of institutions in charge of assisting citizens abroad.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight some of the main conditions that define the vulnerability of nationals affected by crisis abroad.
  • Describe the main crises that can affect nationals abroad.
  • Identify the main legal and institutional frameworks that are relevant for the protection and assistance of nationals affected by crises abroad.
  • Identify the options to compile data on the nationals abroad in order to inform them about preparation and the response to crises.
  • Describe how to communicate efficiently with nationals that live, work, or are abroad before, during and after a crisis.
  • Identify the key measures for the preparation and response that will best aid nationals abroad in case of a crisis.

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
Agencies
IOM

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) is the technical sector that coordinates the temporary assistance and protection activities to displaced persons living in camps or camp-like settings (including all temporary communal shelter options such as formal camps, collective centers, communal buildings, spontaneous settlements, transit centers, evacuation centers, reception centers or those that may require relocation due to proximity to hazard, insecurity or eviction). It does this according to international and national legal protection framework to achieve minimum humanitarian standards through the participation of the affected population. CCCM is a cross-cutting sector that is both technical and social in its aim.

CCCM does not advocate for settlements, but when there are no other shelter solutions camps can be used as a last resort. Planning for closure and more lasting solutions start at the beginning of opening a site working closely with national authorities, partners providing assistance, and the displaced population. Throughout discussions with the affected communities, key considerations for short- and long-term solutions are identified and shared with other stakeholders.

In rapid onset emergencies, the immediate set up of CCCM functions to support and facilitate a humanitarian response.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement camp management operations
  • Developing locally adapted camp management tools and guidelines based on the local standards/context