Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan:  We are proud to launch the first 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.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: From the 23-26 November 2020, ICMPD hosted an Anti-Money Laundering Training Workshop for customs officials and employees in Bangladesh. The workshop was opened by Mr. Khondaker Muhammad Aminur Rahman from the Modernization and International Trade Department, Bangladesh Customs, who praised ICMPD’s initiative in organising the first training on the topic.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: This week the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has handed over equipment to 10 Technical Training Centres (TTCs) in Bangladesh. Composed of laptops, finger print scanners and cameras, the equipment will be used by the TTCs to perform specific pre-departure services for migrant workers such as registration and fingerprinting.

Vienna, Austria: This new Fact Sheet explains the intergovernmental dialogue on migration dimension of the Budapest Process, as well as the main results that have been achieved so far, and the link to operational activities in the Silk Routes Region.

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

Read more on our Afghanistan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Facebook page:

Kabul & Farah, Afghanistan: In November, deliveries of technical equipment arrived at the Afghan Border Police Headquarters in Kabul and the Abu Nasre-Farahi Border Crossing Point (BCP) with Iran, in Afghanistan. The equipment will support the Afghan Border Police (ABP) in their operations and the Afghan Customs Department (ACD) at both land and major air BCPs with monitoring the increased flow of people entering the country.

Vienna, Austria: The Vienna Migration Conference continues and yesterday Sedef Dearing was leading a session on who is talking with migrants in the Silk Routes region.

As a follow up to the Budapest Process Webinar on Migration Narratives which was held on 30 September, we are delighted to publish our post-Webinar Debrief Paper "Attitudes to Migration" by Dr. James Dennison.

25+ representatives from 10 countries and regional organisations as well as the European Commission gathered virtually to discuss border management cooperation in the Western Balkans. Initiated by North Macedonia as Chair of the South East European Region Working Group (SEE WG), this group discussion was opened to selected European states to foster cooperation beyond the Western Balkans region.