Dhaka, Bangladesh: Here is an overview of our awareness raising and outreach activities in Bangladesh. These were carried out in April to June 2021. Please have a look at the attached infographics which include all the relevant facts and figures.

Vienna, Austria: We are delighted to announce the publication of the study “Climate migrants pushed to the brink: South Asia is unprepared to protect climate
migrants, even as it battles the COVID-19 crisis”. The report is written by Action Aid and Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) within the framework of the South Asia Migration and Climate (SAMAC) initiative.

Kabul, Afghanistan and Vienna, Austria: We are delighted to announce the publication of the study “Climate Change Drives Migration in Conflict-Ridden Afghanistan.” The report is written by Action Aid, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and Tadbeer Consulting within the framework of the South Asia Migration and Climate (SAMAC) initiative.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The Second Advisory Board Meeting took place on 29th July with the participation of the Deputy Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Ms. Shahnoza Nodiri; EU Delegation representatives; the ICMPD Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; and representatives of the departments and institutions of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan (MoLMEP).

Vienna, Austria: We are delighted to announce the publication of the study “Invisible Women: a gender analysis of climate-induced migration in South Asia.” The report is written by Action Aid and Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) within the framework of the South Asia Migration and Climate (SAMAC) initiative.

Peshawar, Pakistan: Our Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Computer Guidance College, Peshawar, organised a physical orientation session on safe and informed migration. The students who took part in the session were given information on the services provided by the MRC as well as foreign job opportunities; information on government authorities working on migration issues; identification of fake job ads; information on visas; the risks and hazards of irregular migration; and the avenues for returnees.

Vienna, Austria: We are looking for a Pool of Experts for the Budapest Process Secretariat and Silk Routes Regional Coordination Office. This call is open until 31st December 2021.

Please visit the ICMPD website for more information: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/calls-for-experts

Baghdad, Iraq: From the 11-14 July 2021, ICMPD hosted a training workshop on Combatting Cross-Border Crime in Iraq. The workshop took place over 4 days and brought together participants from the Civil Aviation Authority, General Customs Commission, Ministry of Interior, Border Ports Commission and the Iraqi National Intelligence Service to discuss a range of cross-border related topics.

Baghdad, Iraq: Our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) visited the Al-Waleed Vocational Training Centre to conduct awareness sessions on regular migration and the risks associated with irregular migration. In addition to introducing the services of the Migrant Resource Centre, representatives answered questions from students and provided neutral facts on migration.

Lahore, Pakistan: Our Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Pakistan launched their first youth volunteer drive and the first training sessions have been successfully completed. This activity prepared students to raise awareness to other young people, and in their communities, about the risks associated with irregular migration and the benefits of legal migration.