Protection and prevention

Asylum seekers, refugees, persons fleeing conflicts, and other persons displaced from their homes face considerable risks which can be exacerbated by a range of personal circumstances and obstacles to accessing basic services, including poverty, isolation, irregular migration status, and social and cultural norms.

ICMC seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of vulnerability of displaced people, and to provide emergency and long-term protection to those in need. Persons of greatest concern to ICMC include vulnerable families, unaccompanied children, at-risk women and female-headed households, persons with serious illnesses or disabilities, the elderly, and persons fleeing ethnic, religious or other persecution.