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Hi *|FNAME|*,

Thank you for being part of our global network, and for all the work you've done throughout 2019 to create a world that respects the rights and dignity for all who migrate. We look forward to working with you more in the new year! 

Best wishes,
IDC Team
Global Advocacy Update
We are pleased to announce that IDC has been invited to co-lead a working group focused on alternatives to immigration detention for the UN Network on Migration, alongside UNHCR and UNICEF. This group will commence in early 2020, and will bring together relevant stakeholders at the global, regional and national level to discuss strategies for the implementation of alternatives! If you are interested in exploring potential collaboration, please contact our Global Advocacy Coordinator, Silvia Gomez: sgomez@idcoalition.org.
🌍 Africa
 
Interview to the new Africa Programme Officer: Florence Situmbeko
 
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🌍 Americas
 
Alternative care models for Migrant Children Protection Protocol
 
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🌍 Asia Pacific

Regional Roundtable on ATD held in Bangkok
 
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🌍 Europe

Turning the tide of detention: what role could European cities play?
 
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🌍 MENA

Statement by the Post-Tajoura Working Group on the Three-Month Mark of the Tajoura Detention Centre Airstrike
 
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We also want to take this opportunity to congratulate our very own Vivienne Chew, Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, chosen as one of the Obama Foundation Leaders in Asia! Please read more & send your congrats @IDCAsiaPacific

Inspiring Change: Insights from Malaysian leaders of Obama Foundation Programme

⚡️ 2019 Blog Highlights ⚡️


What a year!

Thank you for all your work & support in 2019.
🛠 Additional resources
  • There Are Alternatives: Africa and the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) Model are now available in Arabic.
  • SUKA Society has released a new video on their Community Placement and Case Management Programme. 
IDC UPDATES
Barbara joins the Europe team as IDC's first Europe Programme Officer. She's documented migration laws in dozens of countries, and coordinated research in the Middle East and Europe.
Florence joins the Africa team as IDC's Africa Programme Officer. She's worked for IOM Namibia's Counter Trafficking Unit, and senior level social work for the Namibian Government. 
Carla joins us as IDC's Communications Officer. She's previously worked with IDC on a project basis. She now joins the comms team to support overarching communications strategies. 
Champa joins us as a new member of IDC's board. She leads the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, and previously worked as a regional director for Amnesty International. 
On behalf of the board and staff, we offer them a warm welcome to the IDC team!

For more information about IDC Staff, please see here.
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