Capacity Building on Migrant Children in Emergencies
A Capacity Building training on Migrant Children in Emergencies was attended earlier in the week by representatives of NCFRMI, ICMPD, IOM and other stakeholders. The Assistant Director, Refugees and Migration, Charles Nwanelo represented the Honourable Federal Commissioner, NCFRMI; Chairman, Edo State Task Force Against Human Trafficking, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe represented the Edo State Government; and Project Officer, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Ms. Daniela Blecha represented ICMPD. The workshop was organised under the Migrants in Countries in Crises (MICIC) project, funded by the European Union. “The global MICIC Initiative is a state-led yet multi-stakeholder consultative process, launched in 2014, to improve the ability of States and other actors to be better prepared for, respond to and address consequences of crises on migrants caught in the affected countries”. Sadiya Umar Farouq said the training was aimed at improving the protection of migrant children in times of emergencies. She reiterated the need for collaboration amongst relevant stakeholders to ensure that migrant children are guaranteed the same right to education, health care and shelter as other children in the country.