Following a tragic week, during which at least 148 migrants lost their lives in two separate sea incidents off the coasts of Tunisia and Yemen, IOM Deputy Director General Ambassador Laura Thompson participated in the public debate “Migration, from Global to Local” where she discussed the challenges of managing one of the most important phenomena of our times: migration.
Migrants are often among the groups most affected by natural hazards and armed conflicts. Language barriers, limited social networks and isolation are some of the factors that may limit migrants’ ability to ensure their own safety and well-being.
Despite these challenges, migrants frequently fall through the cracks of national and international emergency efforts.
Travelling internationally means being prepared: obtaining the required travel documents, acquiring the destination country's currency, and overcoming language barriers. Developed to facilitate the migration journey, many of MigApp's core features can improve the travelling experience of anyone.
#1: Secure My Documents
Save a copy of your travel documents on MigApp's encrypted Secure Documents feature. Even if your phone is damaged or lost/stolen, you can access your documents by simply logging into your MigApp account from any smartphone.
In the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk and the region, it is hard to find a person who has not heard about Nadiya* Stefurak, a Paralympic sportswoman, world medalist in biathlon, who presented Ukraine at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.