Vienna, Austria: Female migration - and the effect of migration on women - is one of the themes shaping ICMPD's approach to the development of strong and sound migration management systems. This particular topic is one of the priorities targeted by the EU funded Silk Routes Facility implemented by ICMPD in five Silk Routes Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan: This is the third episode in a series of videos where Pakistani irregular migrants explain the ordeal of their journey and their regrets. "Life of Migrants" is a collaboration between the Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) of Pakistan and TCM to raise awareness on safe and informed migration while warning of the risks associated with irregular migration.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan: Our Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) are always available to provide outgoing, intending and potential migrants with the information that they need remotely or in person. Crucial topics include the importance of safe and legal migration, pre-departure information, and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration.

Lahore, Pakistan: Our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Lahore, in collaboration with the University of Punjab's Gender Studies Department and the Labour and Human Resource Department (L&HRD), Government of Punjab organised a virtual conference on “How migration is perceived in Pakistan and main destination countries - shifting trends of emigration after COVID-19”

Our Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) provide outgoing, intending and potential migrants with the information that they need. Crucial topics include the importance of safe and legal migration, pre-departure information, and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration.

Dhaka and Cumilla, Bangladesh: On the occasion of International Migrants Day, we are sharing the first hand story of four female migrants from Bangladesh. Their personal stories can be found in full on the Migrant Resource Centre’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bangladeshmrc/

Kabul, Afghanistan: An event entitled "Is Climate Change driving Migration in Conflict-ridden Afghanistan" was held on the occasion of the launch of the Action Aid report on the same topic. Marija Raus from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) spoke at the event on our policy work in Afghanistan and how this relates to climate induced migration in the country.

Islamabad, Pakistan: Our Pakistan country coordinator Raana Rahim was speaking earlier today at the SDPI Pakistan conference “Climate-Induced Migrations in Times of COVID-19: A Case of South Asian Countries”.

Environmental factors are a significant driver for migration at the provincial and national levels.

Kabul, Afghanistan: Last week, ICMPD and the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MORR) held a workshop to finalise the 5-year strategy (2021 – 2025) for the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), which is operated under the auspices of MORR.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan: This is the second episode in a series of videos where Pakistani irregular migrants explain the ordeal of their journey. "Life of Migrants" is a collaboration between the Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) of Pakistan and TCM to raise awareness on safe and informed migration while warning of the risks associated with irregular migration.

Baghdad, Iraq: With the support of the European Union and co-funding from Norway, and drawing on its extensive experience in setting up, operating and developing such Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is able to utilise this knowledge and experience in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for the benefit of Iraqi citizens.

Vienna, Austria: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, ICMPD has supported border authorities around the world in adapting to the unprecedented chain reaction of restrictions and challenges triggered by the pandemic. Today, ICMPD launches a video on Safeguarding Measures to be taken at Border Crossing Points (BCPs) to further support border guards to prevent and protect against the virus.