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