Publications and research
ICMC produces a number of publications independently and with partners that contribute to greater awareness and protection of migrant rights, the promotion of refugee resettlement and improved assistance to vulnerable displaced people, as well as to the general understanding of the work and service of the Commission.
Additionally, ICMC frequently carries out evaluations in regions where we are working, and publishes research on issues related to our work to better inform advocacy efforts and strengthen on-the-ground programming.
BRUSSELS, 16 July 2012—Issued by the joint IOM, UNHCR and ICMC project “Linking in EU Resettlement”, the quarterly LINKIN IN Newsletter provides information on European Union developments in the area of resettlement.The third issue of the newsletter covers the EU Resettlement Skills Share Day that took place in Brussels on 14 and 15 May, as well as the Look and Learn Visit that took place in Denmark on 11 to 14 June, as well as other project activities.Read more
Reflections on 8 years experience of receiving resettled refugees
ICMC Europe and the UK city of Sheffield are delighted to announce the publication of ‘Welcome to Sheffield’ which marks the launch of ICMC Europe’s ‘SHARE Project, an 18-month programme to build a resettlement network of European municipalities, cities and regions.Read more
GENEVA and WASHINGTON, 24 May 2012—This report was prepared for the “UNHCR-ICMC Child Protection Workshop”, held in Washington D.C. in May 2012. It points to the challenges that ICMC child protection experts encounter in refugee field operations and proposes a road map for addressing these concerns.Read more
Following the first newsletter focusing on North Africa, the second issue highlights the influx and resultant refugee population increase in the Dadaab refugee camp, inviting the EU member states to urgently offer increased humanitarian support and solidarity to meet the large resettlement needs of the Somali refugee population.Read more
MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe
MAYDAY! From the French “Venez m’aider”: come help me! This is the call of boat people today, and those in governments, civil society and humanitarian actors at all levels concerned that the times, the facts, the laws, and the practical responses to boat people and other migrants travelling and arriving in distress require examination and improvement. The report sheds light on gaps in responding to boat people and other migrants arriving in Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain.Read more
ICMC in Pakistan
Pakistan is home to more than 180 million individuals, many of whom suffer from deep-rooted poverty and frequently endure the consequences of natural and man-made disasters. Working closely with local partners, local authorities, UNHCR, and other UN bodies, ICMC has been involved in coordinated response and assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs), Afghan refugees and extremely vulnerable individuals (EVIs) in Pakistan since 1998.Read more
International NGO consultation
“After adoption, ratification!” was the call of over 70 NGOs and labour groups from 5 continents, including migrant domestic workers, at a conference co-organized by ICMC and hosted by the International Catholic Centre of Geneva on June 3rd and 4th, 2011. Strengthening the Capacity of and Social Protection for Domestic Workers offers a summary report on this consultation.Read more
ICMC-UNHCR Deployment Scheme
In countries and communities around the world, the need for protection and long-term solutions continues to be urgent. Working directly with refugees in UNHCR field offices, ICMC deployees play a key role in identifying those who are most vulnerable, assessing their eligibility for resettlement and giving them hope for a new beginning.Read more