Operations and Emergency

Operations and Emergencies covers IOM’s activities related to resettlement, movement, logistics, preparedness and response in migration crises and humanitarian emergencies through recovery and transitional settings. It involves IOM’s participation in humanitarian responses and provides migration services in emergencies or post-crisis situations to address the needs of individuals and uprooted communities, thereby contributing to their protection.

Featured IOM Projects in the Pacific Region:


  • Rapid Assessment on Climate Change Related Migration in the Pacific Island Region & Potential Impacts on Canada's Immigration System


Federated States of Micronesia

  • Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Education

  • Implementing Coastal Protection as a Hazard Mitigation Measure in Awak School, Pohnpei

  • Rainwater Resilience in Typhoon Maysak affected states of Yap and Chuuck

  • Climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction and education (CADRE)

  • Typhoon Maysak Reconstruction Project Stage III

  • Disaster, Preparedness and Effective Response Program

  • Enhanced Prepositioning for Disaster Response Preparedness

  • Typhoon Maysak Response

  • Super Typhoon Maysak Response

  • El Niño Mitigation Project

  • Post PDD El Niño Induced Drought Response



  • Cyclone Winston Response: Shelter and Non Food Items

  • Cyclone Response: Displacement Tracking and Monitoring

  • Protecting Children Affected by Cyclone Winston from Violence, Abuse and Exploitation


Marshall Islands

  • Emergency Response and Rainwater Improvement Project

  • Drought Response Fund

  • Disaster Response to Drought-affected People



  • Capacity Building towards Resilience-Reducing Disaster Risk

  • Drought Technical Assistance


Papua New Guinea

  • Disaster Risk Reduction through Building Community Resilience

  • Promoting durable solutions for transition and recovery of displaced persons and disaster affected communities

  • Enhancing Climate-resilient Agriculture and Water Supply in Drought-affected Communities

  • Community based tribal conflict mitigation and peace building in Enga and Morobe province

  • Emergency assistance to the most vulnerable communities suffering from the effects of flooding and landslides in PNG



  • Resilient environmentally-appropriate building through upgrading indigenous and local techniques (REBUILT)

  • Cyclone Pam Emergency Response