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World Humanitarian Summit

Istanbul, 2016


IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

“Strengthening our strategic response for over 60 years”



IOM Migration Crisis Operational Framework


Forced migration and massive population movements, including protracted internal and cross-border displacement and refugee situations caused by natural and man-made disasters have drawn international attention and response. IOM and the EU have had an important role to play in responding to the humanitarian needs resulting from these population flows.

IOM has established close institutional relations with the European Commission in the field of emergency and post crisis initiatives. RO Brussels is regularly contracted by the European Commission to implement post-crisis programmes through various EU geographic and thematic funding instruments such as the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace, or the European Development Fund (EDF).
Through its Framework Partnership Agreement with DG ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil protection), IOM has implemented over 80 ECHO-funded operations worldwide targeting various sectors such as Camp Management, Shelter and NFIs, coordination, logistics, livelihood, WASH, health and disaster preparedness.

IOM works across the globe in emergencies and post-crisis situations through a holistic approach that addresses the needs of
uprooted communities and crisis-affected migrants, including those who fall outside of the existing protection frameworks.

A key addition to IOM's crisis response toolbox is the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF) which was developed to improve and systematize the way in which the Organization supports its Member States and partners to better respond to the assistance and protection needs of crisis-affected populations. The MCOF reflects another step in IOM’s development from a stand-alone migration service provider to a collaborative humanitarian partner with clearly defined and strategic programs. 

The organization supports a collaborative response that is inclusive of all key agencies, host governments, partners and other stakeholders. IOM cooperates with the UN system and other organizations through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and its participation in the United Nations Consolidated Appeal Process. Furthermore, under the humanitarian cluster system, IOM leads the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster in cases of natural disaster, and is a key partner in the Emergency Shelter, Logistics, Health, Protection and Early Recovery Clusters in a range of countries struck by natural or man-made disaster.

Read more about IOM's global work in Humanitarian Emergencies and Post-crisis Operation.



 IOM Calls for Leadership at the First World Humanitarian Summit

23-24 May 2016 -- Migration is set to play a central role at the first World Humanitarian Summit  which opens in Istanbul today (23/5). At the two-day event, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will discuss with leaders of the international community the state of humanitarian aid, notably its parlous financing and the global displacement crisis.

Seven High-Level Leaders’ Round Tables and 15 Special Sessions will be convened, with the participation of some 60 Heads of State and Government, ministers, representatives of international organizations, civil society and the private sector. A further one hundred issue-specific side events will also take place over the course of the Summit.  Read More >>