Vienna, Austria: Please join us for our Webinar on Understanding and Explaining Attitudes to Migration in the Silk Routes. This event will be held virtually on Wednesday 24th March from 10:30 – 12:00 CET.

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Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan: Here is an overview of our awareness raising and outreach activities for women on migration issues in Pakistan. Our work is covered in the attached infographic.

Read more on our Pakistan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAKMRC/

Dhaka, Bangladesh: To build on the celebration of International Women’s Day, ICMPD’s Migrant Resource Centre in Dhaka and the District Employment and Manpower Office organised a stakeholders’ workshop on 9th March 2021. The discussion centred on addressing current gaps and challenges faced by potential women migrants. It was attended by more than 10 government agencies and civil society organisations working on migration in Bangladesh.

Islamabad, Pakistan: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) jointly organised a handover ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on 10th March 2021. Within the framework of the Integrated Border Management (IBM) in the Silk Routes Countries project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by ICMPD, the FIA was given 100 books on Basic Knowledge Document Recognition and 100 magnifiers for FIA’s front line Immigration Officers.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan: Here is an overview of our awareness raising and outreach activities in Pakistan. Our work from late December to the end of January is covered in the attached infographic.

Read more on our Pakistan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAKMRC/

Lahore, Pakistan: To mark International Women's Day, our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Pakistan is participating in an International Conference on Gender Studies (ICGS, 2021) on 8th and 9th March.

Vienna, Austria: We are delighted to announce the launch of the latest Budapest Process Briefing Paper. This looks specifically into Labour Migration Visa Regimes. This paper - written by Andrea Salvini and Georg Bolits – provides information on what determines labour migration visa regimes, namely their scope, definition and classification. Taking a case study approach, it analyses the policy options and ways forward in the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Kabul, Afghanistan: An overview of our awareness raising and outreach activities in Afghanistan over the last three months can be found in the attached infographic.

Read more on our Afghanistan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mrcafghanistan/

Islamabad, Pakistan: Together with our partner the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) we held a workshop on climate induced migration for journalists in Pakistan.

The topics discussed included the difficult situations faced by women, particularly during disasters. Vulnerable communities are placed under more strain and exposed to more risks when they are forced to migrate due to climate-induced reasons. Education was highlighted as an important area that needs to be focused on . Through learning new skills and better education will women be able to improve their socio-economic condition.

Cumilla, Bangladesh: On 16th February 2021 our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) organized an orientation workshop on safe immigration at Sarail Sadar Union Parishad of Sarail Upazila, Comilla Brakshmanbaria district.

Baghdad, Iraq: Our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) team in Iraq conducted a field visit to Ashur College, Baghdad to introduce the students to the work of the Centre and held an awareness session.

Baghdad, Iraq: On the 31 January, ICMPD delivered ten Thermal Cameras to the Border Points Commission (BPC) in Iraq. The cameras were provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will assist border officials in their ability to detect travellers potentially infected with the virus at nine border crossing points in Iraq.