Launch of the new publication on Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction

Geneva, Switzerland 19 July 2017
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Launch of the new publication on Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are to publish a joint study on the benefits of involving migrants in disaster risk reduction initiatives.

The study, entitled Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion, is being launched at 13h30 on 19 July in room XVIII of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in the framework of the International Dialogue for Migration 2017. It aims to highlight ways to better integrate migrants into the decision-making, policy-setting and implementation processes of disaster risk reduction initiatives.

The EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, together with the International Organisation for Migration have gathered experiences from researchers and practitioners from a variety of geo­graphical contexts on how they have been included and have participated in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

The publication builds upon the knowledge and experiences gathered through the Migrants In Countries In Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, a global state-led process for which IOM has been serving as Secretariat, and the Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA programme on “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management”.

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