Legazpi City: Expanded Help Desk for Overseas Filipino Workers

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Legazpi City commits to provide services to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families through a Municipal Help Desk and to expand the Help Desk services in 2023 to support pre-migration orientation seminars and improved access to health care.
The Municipal OFW Help Desk:
Engages with civil society and the Filipino diaspora to monitor the needs of OFWs and to map stakeholders.
Compiles information on government services and informs prospective OFWs on the processes and risks of overseas employment.

Municipality of Straseni

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The Municipality of Straseni commits to facilitate refugees and host communities’ access to information about their rights. The municipality will launch an information and awareness-raising campaign about refugees’ and migrants’ rights, which will be complemented by a series of workshops and legal consulting sessions for refugees. Other activities to support refugee inclusion, such as visits to local museums for refugee children, will also be implemented in parallel.

Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development (M4SD) – IOM-UNDP joint global programme

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The M4SD Programme (2019-2023) aimed to harness the development benefits and reduce the negative effects of migration for host and home communities, migrants, and their family members. A key component of this Programme was to showcase how inclusive policies can be implemented locally and how the results contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Promoting digital and financial inclusion through remittances and micro-savings in Ghana

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IFAD is partnering with Ecobank Ghana under the PRIME Africa initiative to launch
innovative financial solutions aimed at enhancing access and use of remittance services
by Ghanaians in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as their families back home.

Leveraging on remittances to drive financial inclusion in rural Ghana though an innovative financial literacy scheme

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IFAD is partnering with Fidelity Bank Ghana under the PRIME Africa initiative to enable
remittance recipients in high-migration rural areas to increase their share of remittances
saved in formal bank accounts. Remittance recipients without proximity to a bank branch
end up having to foot costly journeys to cash out their remittances. By targeting un(der)

Lampedusa: inauguration of the "Walk of Peace" during the annual commemoration of the lives lost in the shipwreck 3.10.2013

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This action was submitted through the GFMD Mayors Mechanism Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees.On 3 October 2013, some 368 migrants lost their lives after a boat carrying them to Europe capsized off the island of Lampedusa in southern Italy. Since then, it is estimated that more than 15,000 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean during their migratory journeys.

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