· Did you just arrive in another country for work or residency or study? Or are you about to leave for work abroad?

· Do you want to know more about the laws, culture, language and norms of the new country where you are working or living?

· Are you aware of your rights, duties and responsibilities as a migrant or migrant worker?

· How can you adjust to your new working or living conditions?

· Who are the government agencies, NGOs or migrant groups which could assist or support you? What are existing emergency or helpline numbers?

· How can you properly use your income and remit money to your love ones?

· What are coping mechanisms for you in case of problems or emergencies?

We have FREE online post-arrival orientation sessions (PAOS) for you. You are encouraged to enrol through https://www.icmpdsilkroutesmodules.com/

You can take the online courses at your own place, pace and time.

The courses are available in Dari, Arabic, Urdu and Bengali.

Upon completion of the modules, you will receive a certificate.

Enrol now: all the best in your new place of work. Stay safe!

Vienna, Austria and Baghdad, Iraq: We are delighted to be working with the Iraqi government on a 12 month project to educate and enhance the institutional capacities of key ministries in Iraq on migration governance. This activity will also complement existing work in Iraq on sound migration policy development, and tie in with our diaspora policy and integrated border management activities.

We have launched a new, free pre-departure orientation service (PDOS) for people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Pakistan considering migrating. The online course is available in local languages and can be accessed now. You are encouraged to enrol through https://www.icmpdsilkroutesmodules.com/

You can take the online courses at the place, pace and time of your choosing.

The courses are available in Dari, Urdu and Bengali.

Upon completion of the modules, you will get a certificate.

Enrol now: it is better to be prepared. Have a safe journey!

Islamabad, Pakistan: From the 18-29 January 2021, ICMPD hosted two Advanced Document Security Training workshops for the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan in Islamabad. The training workshops were held for 19 FIA Officers stationed at airports in Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore across consecutive weeks and aimed to expand upon the knowledge participants had acquired at previously attended training workshops.

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new, free pre-employment orientation service for people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Pakistan considering migrating. The online course is available in local languages and can be accessed now.

Vienna, Austria: ICMPD has been chosen to implement a range of new projects in the Silk Routes region on migration management. These activities will cover knowledge and capacity-building; as well as awareness raising on the risks of irregular migration. This work will be focused on Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, while projects will last for between 12 and 24 months.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan:  Have you seen all five episodes of the "Life of Migrants" series? Here Pakistani migrants share their personal stories of good and bad migration experiences. This 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. 

Dhaka and Cumilla, Bangladesh: In the continuing effort to promote safe migration, the Migrant Resource Centres in Dhaka and Cumilla, Bangladesh, conducted several orientation sessions and workshops at the grassroots level. In January, six sessions were conducted at the union level (the smallest and lowest political unit in Bangladesh) such as Boxnagar, Chandura and Isapur. Members of Union Parishad, local officials and elite persons, returnee migrants, and local NGO partners participated in the workshop.

Vienna, Austria: An overview of our deliverables and outcomes in 2019-2020 in the Silk Routes Countries can be found in the attached infographic. This covers short and long term technical assistance, where our grants have been spent, the results delivered by our Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs), the materials we have produced in the region, protection of migrants rights (MIGRA.P) and regional law enforcement cooperation (RELEC).

Baghdad, Iraq: On the 13-14 January 2021, ICMPD brought together representatives from across the Government of Iraq including high level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Border Port Commission (BPC), Ministry of Interior and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in order to further discuss the progression of a National Integrated Border Management (IBM) Strategy and Action Plan for Iraq.

Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan:  "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. This video is the personal story of Ayesha who speaks about how he came to Turkey legally in order to fulfil her dream of studying abroad. She explains the process involved and shares warning tales of Pakistanis who came to Turkey illegally.