Since 2010, ICMC works within Burmese refugee communities in Malaysia to prevent and respond to sexual or gender-based violence, especially by improving access to emergency support services for refugee women and children. ICMC provides refugees with safe shelter, medical and psychosocial care, and counseling. As part of the program, ICMC also funds local community-based organizations.
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.