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
4,700 brochures, coloring books and MP3 players were distributed to refugees in Malaysia to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence.
1,500 refugee children in Pakistan received health and hygiene kits containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and combs.
ICMC reached out to 4,090 refugees in Malaysia. Most of them were located in Kuala Lumpur, the Klang Valley, and Penang.
3,900 newborn babies and their mothers were helped to access medical treatment in war-torn Syria.
7,930 Syrians and Jordanians received household, house cleaning and personal hygiene products.
In Jordan, ICMC supported 45,000 Syrian and Jordanian households with either cash or in-kind assistance to respond to families' needs.
9,570 refugees were resettled to the United States from the Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and Middle East.
As part of the ICMC-UNHCR Resettlement Deployment Scheme, 210 experts were deployed in 48 countries to provide support to 63 UNHCR offices.
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
The SHARE Network, led by ICMC Europe, includes 1,200 local and regional resettlement and integration actors in over 27 European countries.
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.
In 2016, a total of 342 participants attended the "Civil Society Days" of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.