EIB and IOM join forces to promote safety of migrants and resilience of affected communities
November 11, 2021
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed an agreement that aims to strengthen their collaboration in supporting safe, humane and regular migration, while enhancing economic resilience and climate adaptation of countries of origin, transit and destination.
The five-year long partnership, in line with implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, will focus on labour mobility and migrant integration; displacement, humanitarian assistance and emergency response; climate change and its impact on migration; migration and health including COVID-19 response; developmental and peace nexus; technology, data and innovation.
“The effects of climate change are hitting disproportionately the poorest and most vulnerable regions, communities and individuals.”, said EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix. “People are being displaced because they lack access to drinking water and food or simply because their places are not liveable anymore. Climate adaptation will play a key role in building a more resilient society leaving no one behind. EIB is very pleased to join forces with IOM today and contribute together to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”