Training for Emergency Responders

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60 hours
Training for Emergency Responders
Human Mobility
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Delivery Modality
Online guided
Online self-paced
Theme
Operational Capacity for Response
Displacement
Emergency Communications
Evacuation
Facilitation of Regional/International Support
Risk Information
Information Management Systems
Risk-Informed Planning
Preparedness and Response Planning
Audience
Civil Society & Community-Based Organizations
Government
NDMO/Civil Protection
Sectoral Ministries
Agencies
IOM
Certification
No

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.