Humanitarian Compendium

 

Introduction

The International Organization for Migration’s Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of IOM’s humanitarian programming, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and published in the Strategic Response Plans, Flash Appeals and IOM Appeals. Working in natural disasters, political conflicts and complex emergencies, IOM aims to deliver coordinated, timely, and context-specific humanitarian assistance to populations in need. IOM’s humanitarian activities are ongoing in more than forty countries around the world, including in all of today’s large-scale emergencies. 

Humanitarian activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are carried out within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). In close coordination with humanitarian partners, IOM’s immediate response activities include: the provision of emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs); management and coordination in camps and camp-like settings; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; transportation assistance including emergency evacuations; health and psychosocial support; and information management. IOM is also engaged in disaster risk reduction; early recovery livelihood activities and community resilience building.

IOM provides humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and host communities. In the planning and implementation stages of all our projects, IOM strives to ensure that gender specificities, the environment, humanitarian principles, and protection concerns are taken into account. In 2005, the Humanitarian Reform Agenda introduced a number of new elements to enhance predictability, accountability and partnership, including the Cluster Approach. IOM, as part of the IASC, is the global lead agency for the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster in natural disasters, the lead agency for the Shelter cluster in half a dozen countries and is a key actor in many other clusters.

Country Needs

Humanitarian activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are carried out within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). In close coordination with humanitarian partners, IOM’s immediate response activities include: the provision of emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs); management and coordination in camps and camp-like settings; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; transportation assistance including emergency evacuations; health and psychosocial support; and information management. IOM is also engaged in disaster risk reduction; early recovery livelihood activities and community resilience building.

Sectors of Assistance

Humanitarian activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are carried out within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). In close coordination with humanitarian partners, IOM’s immediate response activities include: the provision of emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs); management and coordination in camps and camp-like settings; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; transportation assistance including emergency evacuations; health and psychosocial support; and information management. IOM is also engaged in disaster risk reduction; early recovery livelihood activities and community resilience building.