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Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

Este breve informe describe las principales intervenciones de los panelistas y participantes, así como algunas de las buenas prácticas identificadas y los próximos pasos potenciales propuestos durante el tercer Encuentro Global Virtual de Diásporas sobre la Respuesta a COVID-19 organizado el 10 de junio de 2020 por iDiaspora y la OIM con el apoyo de sus co-organizadores: Coalición por Venezuela, UnidosUS y DEMAC.


This brief report outlines the main interventions from panelists and participants as well as some of the best practices identified and potential next steps proposed during the third Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 organised on 10 June 2020 by iDiaspora and IOM with the support of their co-conveners:  Coalición por Venezuela, UnidosUS, and DEMAC.
Author: 
Larisa Lara-Guerrero
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Research and Studies
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

Resumen gráfico del Encuentro Global Virtual de Diásporas sobre la respuesta al COVID-19 

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Author: 
iDiaspora
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

Ce bref rapport présente les principales interventions des panélistes et des participants ainsi que certaines des meilleures pratiques identifiées et des prochaines étapes potentielles proposées lors du deuxième échange global virtuel des les diasporas sur la réponse à COVID-19 organisé le 20 mai 2020 par iDiaspora et l'OIM avec le soutien de leurs coorganisateurs : le Réseau de la diaspora africaine, la Plateforme de développement de la diaspora Afrique-Europe et DEMAC.
The brief report outlines the main interventions from panelists and participants as well as some of the best practices identified and potential next steps proposed during the second Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 organised on 20 May 2020 by iDiaspora and IOM with the support of their co-conveners: the African Diaspora Network, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform and DEMAC.
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Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

The brief report outlines the main interventions from panelists and participants as well as some of the best practices identified and potential next steps proposed during the first Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 organised on 22 April 2020 by iDiaspora and IOM with the support of their co-conveners: the African Diaspora Network, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform, DEMAC, and Omek.

Author: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Manuals and Training materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

 

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, with more than one million confirmed cases globally, businesses and employers – alongside governments and other stakeholders – have a vital role to play in safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of the estimated 164 million international migrant workers and their communities around the world.

Migrant workers are disproportionately impacted by the negative effects of COVID-19 on businesses, including through soaring unemployment rates and possible loss of income. It is therefore vital that international brands, their suppliers and other business partners respond comprehensively and collaboratively to the current situation. In doing so, they must recognize their shared responsibility to protect migrant workers and work together with governments towards avoiding costs of economic damages being passed onto workers.

 

GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS

To support employers to respond effectively to the crisis, IOM provides preliminary guidance in the resource linked below. This will be a "living document" updated regularly for the duration of the pandemic.

"Employers and business play a vital role in protecting migrant workers and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce. This includes nurses, doctors and other frontline care workers as well as the agricultural, transport and retail workers that keep our cities and towns supplied with food and other essential items. This resource is designed to help employers more effectively respond to the impact of COVID-19 and to enhance protections for migrant workers in their operations and supply chains. We hope that the guidance it provides will prove valuable."   - IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino.

To learn more about how employers can protect migrant workers in response to COVID-19- read the guidance for employers here.

 

GUIDANCE FOR LABOUR RECRUITERS

In order for labour recruiters to respond effectively to the crisis, IOM provides preliminary guidance in the resource linked below. This will be a "living document" updated regularly for the duration of the pandemic.

"During the current global health crisis, labour recruiters play an essential role in protecting migrant workers and ensuring essential services have the staff they need to provide elevated levels of care. Recruitment agencies are also on the frontlines of helping migrant workers get home and supporting those who have already returned to access social assistance, seek alternative livelihood opportunities and navigate the challenges related to reintegration in a time of mandatory quarantine and social distancing. This resource provides guidance to labour recruiters on how to maintain high standards of ethical recruitment despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. We hope that it provides inspiration and insight for the application of practical measures to promote enhanced migrant worker protection."     - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson.

Learn more about how recruiters can respond to the COVID-19- read the guidance for labour recruiters here.

 

 

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The development of this guide was led by UN Women and Translators without Borders on behalf of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Working Group on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in Asia and the Pacific, co-chaired by WHO, IFRC and OCHA.
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Manuals and Training materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

This guide seeks to address the following questions:

  • Why include a protection, gender, and inclusion lens in risk communication and community engagement?
  • Which populations are at disproportionate risk in public health emergencies?
  • What are the key implications for risk communication and community engagement?
  • What are the key protection, gender, and inclusion actions for risk communications and community engagement?

By understanding these issues, we can support the capacity of vulnerable populations in emergencies. We can give them priority assistance, and engage them in decision-making processes for response, recovery, preparedness, and risk reduction.

 

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Questions about Responding to the COVID-19

To continue the conversation begin during the Global Diaspora Exchange Event, this forum has been created to field some of the questions that were asked but for lack of time perhaps were not adequately addressed. That said, even those that did not participate in the event are welcome to post their questions and provide responses to those posted by others in order to facilitate a continuous exchange of ideas.

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Albania
Related Country/Destination: 
Kosovo
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Manuals and Training materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

Summary of the best practices discussed at the Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange.

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