Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC)

Launch of MICIC Guidelines – 15 June UN NYCMICIC case study on LebanonMICIC Regional Consultation for East and Southern Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, 3-4 May 2016West African embassy and consular officials discussing crisis preparedness in peer-to-peer workshop with experts from the Philippines during MICIC capacity building seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15-16 March.
Launch of MICIC Guidelines – 15 June UN NYC
MICIC case study on Lebanon
MICIC Regional Consultation for East and Southern Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, 3-4 May 2016
West African embassy and consular officials discussing crisis preparedness in peer-to-peer workshop with experts from the Philippines during MICIC capacity building seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15-16 March.
'Migrants in Countries in Crisis: Supporting an Evidence-based Approach for Effective and Cooperative State Action' is a European Union (EU)-funded four-year project launched in January 2015 and implemented by ICMPD. The project aims to improve the capacity of states and other stakeholders to assist and provide protection to migrants who find themselves in countries in crisis and address the long-term implications of such situations. The EU-funded project consists of three inter-related components: Consultations - Research - Capacity Building   Donor: EU / Implementing partner: ICMPD Period: January 2015 – January 2019

Objective: Improve the capacity of states and other stakeholders to assist and protect migrants in countries experiencing conflict or natural disaster.

Context: EU contribution to the global MICIC Initiative, a state-led yet multi-stakeholder consultative process, launched in 2014, to improve the ability of governments and other actors to be better prepared for, respond to and address the longer-term consequences of crises on migrants caught in the affected countries. The MICIC Initiative is co-chaired by the governments of the United States and the Philippines and supported by a working group including the governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Costa Rica and Ethiopia, the European Commission, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration, the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and ICMPD. The MICIC Secretariat is hosted by IOM.

Lines of action: Research, consultation and capacity building The research component provides an evidence base on the migration dimension of crises and aims to inform future efforts in the field. It applies a case study approach with a specific focus on Côte d’Ivoire, Lebanon, South Africa, Libya, Thailand and the Central African Republic. Further information can be found here.

In the framework of the consultation component, six regional consultations were conducted throughout 2015 and 2016. The outcome of this process directly fed into the development of the MICIC “Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict of Natural Disaster”. Further information can be found here.

Kicked off mid-2016, the capacity building component consists of various demand-driven activities to implement on an operational level the recommendations derived from the regional consultations, the MICIC guidelines and the research.