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.

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: https://www.facebook.com/mrcafghanistan/

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.