Leading Donors Shaping the Landscape in 2023
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) defines a migrant as an individual who has moved across an international border or within a state away from their usual place of residence. According to the UNHCR, as of mid-2023, approximately 110 million people have been forcibly displaced globally due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or events severely disrupting public order. Among them, 5.3 million individuals are in need of international protection. Notably, 52% of the displaced population originates from just three countries:
- Syrian Arab Republic: 6.5 million
- Afghanistan: 6.1 million
- Ukraine: 5.9 million
In 2022, the International Organization for Migration published a report (see below) that included regional migration data up to the middle of 2020.
The UNHCR also reveals that in 2023, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey each accommodated 3.4 million each which is the largest refugee populations globally. Germany followed closely, ranking third with 2.5 million refugees, followed by Colombia with just under 2.5 million individuals, including those seeking international protection. Pakistan provided refuge for 2.1 million displaced persons. Against the backdrop of ongoing crises in regions like the Middle East, Ukraine, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and several other countries in Asia and Africa, the migration crisis is intensifying. This escalation is anticipated to lead to a significant increase in the number of migrants and refugees. Consequently, addressing the challenges associated with the migration crisis has become of paramount importance.
Various organizations and foundations have recognized the urgency of this issue and are actively providing grants to civil society organizations. These grants aim to support initiatives addressing migration-related challenges, offering humanitarian aid, and promoting the well-being and integration of displaced populations. The collaboration between grant-giving entities and civil society organizations is crucial for an effective response to the evolving migration crisis, ensuring that the needs of vulnerable populations are met. The following is a compilation of donors offering grants to civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in activities within the migration sector.
1. International Organization for Migration (IOM) Development Fund
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) stands as the foremost intergovernmental entity operating within the realm of migration, firmly dedicated to the principle that the humane and well-structured facilitation of migration is advantageous not only to migrants themselves but also to the broader society. It is essential to note that IOM is integrated into the United Nations system, operating as a closely associated organization.
IOM is unwavering in its mission to provide comprehensive support to migrants on a global scale, striving to formulate effective strategies to address the evolving dynamics of migration. Moreover, IOM actively engages in addressing emergency situations, concentrating on enhancing the resilience of individuals in transit, particularly those who find themselves in vulnerable circumstances.
The IOM Development Fund has earmarked a substantial budget of USD 161 million, which is being dispersed across more than 1000 projects located in 125 countries across the globe. These projects are strategically designed to target and enhance distinct facets of capacity development related to the management of migration.
In the year 2022, an allocation of more than USD 16 million was made accessible for the purpose of project distribution, further contributing to the fund’s overarching objectives.
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