In 2016, together with our partners, we were able to increase protection and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people on the move. Activities related to refugee resettlement and migration and development were also significantly expanded. The following is a snapshot of our main 2016 achievements.


Protection and prevention

Information sessions in Greece

4,700 brochures, coloring books and MP3 players were distributed to refugees in Malaysia to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence.

Protection and prevention in Pakistan

1,500 refugee children in Pakistan received health and hygiene kits containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and combs.

Protection and prevention in Malaysia

ICMC reached out to 4,090 refugees in Malaysia. Most of them were located in Kuala Lumpur, the Klang Valley, and Penang.



Humanitarian assistance

Humanitarian assistance in Syria

3,900 newborn babies and their mothers were helped to access medical treatment in war-torn Syria.

Internally displaced in Syria

7,930 Syrians and Jordanians received household, house cleaning and personal hygiene products.

Humanitarian assistance in Jordan

In Jordan, ICMC supported 45,000 Syrian and Jordanian households with either cash or in-kind assistance to respond to families' needs.



Refugee resettlement

Refugee resettlement to the USA

9,570 refugees were resettled to the United States from the Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and Middle East.

ICMC-UNHCR Deployment Scheme

As part of the ICMC-UNHCR Resettlement Deployment Scheme, 210 experts were deployed in 48 countries to provide support to 63 UNHCR offices.

Refugee resettlement

ICMC's experts interviewed and assessed 145,000 refugees for resettlement consideration to UNHCR; 5,400 Best Interests Determination assessments were conducted.



Migration and development

MADE Network

The SHARE Network, led by ICMC Europe, includes 1,200 local and regional resettlement and integration actors in over 27 European countries.

Sea Change campaign

Initiated by ICMC, an Action Committee of 22 non-governmental networks joined in advocacy to governments at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in NYC.

Global Forum on Migration and Development

In 2016, a total of 342 participants attended the "Civil Society Days" of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.