On 29 June 2015, PHAP will host a live online briefing and consultation event on the topic of Migrants in Crisis.” Supporting the World Humanitarian Summit consultations, the event is organized in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the NGO Committee on Migration.
In crisis situations around the world, we need to more effectively prepare for and respond to the particular circumstances of migrants affected by or trapped in crises leveraging their resourcefulness and networks while preserving their rights. The World Humanitarian Summit consultation process and associated initiatives provide a timely and inclusive platform to understand and address this phenomenon in a holistic manner. This event aims to stimulate discussion, raise awareness, and provide an impetus for action in this area.
This event will feature presentations by IOMs Director of Operations and Emergencies, Mr. Mohammed Abdiker, and the International Catholic Migration Commissions (ICMC) Head of Policy, Mr. John Bingham, addressing how the World Humanitarian Summit must give due consideration to the plight of migrants caught in crisis situations, and commit to the meaningful inclusion of migrants into the humanitarian architecture. The event will be moderated by Ms.Angharad Laing, Executive Director of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection. The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session, which will serve as an opportunity for participants to dive deeper into the topic and provide their views on how to better incorporate migrants into humanitarian preparedness and response activities. A document summarizing this discussion will be formally submitted to the World Humanitarian Summit.