Resilience and Social Protection

Creating Resilience through Better Social Protection, Livelihood and Employment Opportunities for Affected Communities

Unplanned and disorderly migration is possible wherever climate change or social instability threatens the livelihoods of vulnerable groups, and exploitation and trafficking more likely to arise wherever such upheavals occur. Disorderly migration not only creates vulnerabilities in the migrant group, but causes uncertainty and loss of livelihood and protections to those left behind.  Our work in regulating migration addresses these phenomena by increasing the resilience of communities, by educating and raising awareness of the risks and costs of irregular migration.
In order to promote resilience and ensure social protection of the affected communities, the IOM works to:

  • Develop evidence base on main migration drivers; climate change and urban development, and use evidence based planning to create policies and services that address their effects.
  • Strengthen reintegration mechanisms and partnership with the government and CSOs to provide strong reintegration support for returning migrants.
  • Develop good practice for overseas recruitment agencies that integrates social support for departing migrants into the labour package.
  • Strengthen the capacities and mechanisms of relevant stakeholders to reduce impact of climate change and forced migration.