Freedom to move and support our families

The freedom to leave the place we live each day and work to support ourselves and our families - is something many of us take for granted. This month, the IDC and our members have noticed that…


Do you know about alternatives to detention in North Africa?

The IDC is proud to announce that our exciting new study on North Africa, in collaboration with MHub and the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force (NAMMTF), has commenced. This research study aims…


Expansion of Alternatives to Detention in MENA Urgently Required

  Congratulations Yusra Mardini on winning your women’s 100 meters swimming heat at this year’s Olympics!  We are very glad to follow such exciting coverage of the first ever Refugee Olympic…


IDC ATD Workshop for Regional Advisors - June 2016 London, UK

  On 19 and 20 June 2016, the IDC ran its first ever alternatives to detention workshop designed specifically for our Regional Advisors.  The workshop was attended by 17 participants from MENA,…


2016 IDC Annual Member Meeting

IDC members from around the world attended our 2016 Annual Member Meeting this year, held on June 14th in Geneva. The meeting was streamed live online for the first time and took place the day…


First Hand Account of Detention Conditions in Jordan

Cairo’s Global Research has published a report revealing abysmal, deteriorating conditions in immigration detention camps across Jordan. The report titled 'The Grim Conditions of Jordan's immigration…


Welcome to New Members of Our Advisory Committee

We are proud to welcome nine new members to the IDC's International Advisory Committee (IAC) across the Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific and Europe Regions. The IAC is comprised of  30…


Innovative Solutions to Employment and Education for Refugees and Migrants

This month, we highlight some ways in which large numbers of refugees and migrants remaining in - or transiting through - the MENA Region are being successfully hosted in local communities so that an…


Regional Advisor Positions Now Open in Africa and Middle East

The IDC is now seeking for nominations for Regional Advisors across four areas:  The Gulf States North Africa West Africa Central Africa Regional Advisors are an…


Regional launch and training event in Tunisia: There Are Alternatives (revised edition)

In February, the IDC launched its recently published handbook There Are Alternatives (revised edition) for the MENA region. The launch was held in Tunisia in collaboration with the Danish Refugee…