Migration information and support centres around the world

Migrant Resource Centres, Pakistan

The Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) are established under the auspices of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MOPHRD) and Department of Labour (DoL), Punjab in Islamabad and Lahore. MRCs provides information and counselling to the intended migrants on safe migration, raises awareness on irregular migration, migrant smuggling, human trafficking and the related serious risks, in order to empower potential migrants and encourage them to make informed choices, as well as referral to skills providing institutions and trade testing centres.

These centres are operational since January, 2016 with the funding from European Union and implemented by International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

www.mrc.org.pk

Migrant Resource Centre - Afghanistan

The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Afghanistan follows the Government’s response for the prevention of irregular migration, the empowerment of migrants, in particular in raising awareness on legal migration and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration and the protection of migrants’ rights.

The Migrant Resource Centre offers accurate information on the risks of irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, legal migration procedures and documentation required to outgoing, intending and potential migrants, how to stay safe during the migration process, as well as the rights and responsibilities that migrants have throughout the migration process. The MRC also play a role in helping migrants to understand how they can become active contributors to the development of their countries of origin. Depending on the migrants’ specific needs, MRCs can also link with technical training institutes and language courses in Afghanistan as well as local job market opportunities.  The MRC is placed in Kabul with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) and is currently conducting information sessions at schools, technical trainings centres and universities. The MRC furthermore operates the migration hotline 5588 where people of all over the country can call toll-free and ask questions on migration as well as a website and Facebook page

www.mrcafghanistan.af

Migrant Resource Centres - Bangladesh

Two Migrant resource centres have been established in Dhaka and Cumilla. MRCs are under supervision of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) and integrated with the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and District Employment and Manpower Office (DEMO).

Migrant Resource Centre - Iraq

The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Afghanistan follows the Government’s response for the prevention of irregular migration, the empowerment of migrants, in particular in raising awareness on legal migration and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration and the protection of migrants’ rights. The MRC is managed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad: https://www.facebook.com/mrc.iq and www.mrciraq.iq

Asian Migrant Centre (AMC) – Hong Kong

Established in 1991, the Asian Migrant Centre (AMC) is a regional NGO based in Hong Kong. AMC carries out action oriented research on migration issues, policy and media advocacy, and capacity building for organisations working to empower, protect and promote the rights of migrants in Asia.

Since 2002, AMC enjoyes a Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

https://www.asianmigrantcentre.org

Migrant Rights Centre - Ireland (MRCI)

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is a national organisation working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families. There work includes; Information and Advice, Undocumented migrants, Au pair and Home Care, Forced labour and Trafficking, Young people and Education, work and Labour migration

https://www.mrci.ie/

miHub- Migration Information Center - Cyprus

miHub help vulnerable migrants across Cyprus feel protected, safe, informed and supported so that they are able to move forward with their lives. Our experienced teams offer advice on a wide range of issues, while respecting your privacy and confidentiality of any information you provide.

https://mihub.eu/en/

Australia

Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)

The Migrant Information Centre (MIC) provides a range of services for migrants and refugees living in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne including individual, relationship, family and child support programs, mediation services and parent education.

www.miceastmelb.com.au

Australian Migrant Resource Centre

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) specializes in humanitarian and migrant settlement, and community capacity building and development for young people, women and other migrants, empowering them through training and employment initiatives. By assisting to build community, the AMRC supports new arrivals and their new and establishing groups and communities to engage with and contribute effectively to South Australia’s society, culture, economy and environment.

https://amrc.org.au/

The Migrant Centre

The Migrant Centre Organisation Inc. (TMC) is a not-for-profit community-based organisation incorporated in March 2001. It is governed by a volunteer management committee, managed by a small professional team with the help of volunteers who come from all walks of life. The organisation promotes the benefits of multiculturalism, plurism of opinion, and the contribution of all migrant communities. TMC strongly believes in the value that migrants bring to Australian society through the sharing of culture, language and religion.

TMC is funded by the Australian Government to provide services and assistance with settlement of newly-arrived migrants and employment.

http://migrantcentre.org

United Kingdom

Hackney Migrant Centre, UK 

Provides, free advice to asylum seekers, refugees and recent migrants

https://www.hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/

The Refugee and Migrant Centre, UK

Assisting refugees and migrants through crisis and disadvantage, by removing barriers to their integration and enabling them to become equal citizens.

https://rmcentre.org.uk/

Consonant

Migrants Resource Centre and Asylum Aid are beginning an ambitious new strategy. This is to make Britain a place where everyone can achieve their potential no matter what their starting point. Now we are one of the UK’s leading migrant-led charities. Every year we help thousands of people secure their immigration status, learn English, find work, and participate fully in society. Therefore, we think it’s time for a change.

https://consonant.org.uk

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

The network make efforts to empower refugees and migrants to thrive, make a positive contribution, integrate and take control of their own lives. The main activities include; Providing free and independent expert advice and casework; Supporting integration via community projects; Offering counselling, therapy and advocacy for women survivors of gender-based violence; Conducting research and sharing information; Campaigning to affect policy changes at the local and national level.

https://www.lrmn.org.uk/

Migrant help

They offer the clients (vulnerable migrants) the advice and support they need to feel safe and lead successful lives in the UK. They also assist victims of human trafficking and modern slavery on their path to recovery and work with other agencies to combat this abhorrent crime.

https://www.migranthelpuk.org

The Migrants Law Project, UK

The Migrants’ Law Project is a legal and public legal education project, hosted by Islington Law Centre. The MLP promotes fair treatment and access to justice for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK through the use of public law. The MLP seeks to protect and promote the human rights of asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees, by seeking to tackle problems at their root in a sustainable, high impact way.They work towards addressing this imbalance by providing advice, support and training to organisations working with vulnerable groups, and where necessary, using our legal expertise to assist or lead on legal challenges.

https://themigrantslawproject.org/

Refugee & Migrant Network Sutton, UK

RMNS offers friendship, advice, counselling and English language classes to refugees, asylum seekers and newly settled migrants. 

www.rmns.org.uk/

Migrants Workers Centre - Canada

Migrant Workers Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to legal advocacy for migrant workers in BC. Established in 1986, Migrant Workers Centre facilitates access to justice for migrant workers through the provision of legal information, advice and full representation. The organization also works to advance the labour and human rights of migrant workers through public legal education, and law and policy reform.

The Centre is in Vancouver, Canada

https://mwcbc.ca/

Migrant Worker Resource Centres - Cambodia

TRIANGLE, an ILO project in ASEAN delivers assistance directly to migrant workers and their communities through a network of Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs). These MRCs are managed in partnership with government institutions, trade unions and civil society organizations, and provide a range of services in countries of origin and destination. Below you may find the contact details of partners implementing MRCs and/or delivering services to migrant workers in Cambodia.

Battambang National Employment Agency MRC

No 12, street Sangke River, Battambang province
Tel.:+885 17 714 407
Tel.:+885 53 733 111
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Battambang Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDOLVT)

# No. Village Chek IV, Sangkat Ratanak, Battambang City, Battambang province,
Tel: +855-12727068
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Kampong Cham Phnom Srey Organization for Development MRC

No 126, st PhreahMonivong, ChroyThmar,
Sangkat Boeungkok, Kampong Cham City
Tel.:+855-092988575
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Kampong Cham Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDOLVT)

# Boeungkok 2, Kampong Cham city
Tel: +855-11 652222
Tel: +855-011 448499
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Kampot National Employment Agency MRC

No 01, Street Kelometre 8
Kampot
Tel: +855-016506655
Tel: +855-092 919107
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Kampot Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDOLVT)

# Sub road, National road 33, Trapeang Thom, Chumkreal, commune, Toeuk Chhou district, Kampot province
Tel: +855-012 572168
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Prey Veng Cambodian Labour Confederation MRC

House No. 23, National Road 11
Prey Veng
Tel: +855 0977765858
Tel: +855-016479994
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Prey Veng Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDOLVT)

# No. 1 Village, Sang Kat Kampong Leav Krong Prey Veng, Prey Veng
Tel: +855-12799907
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Migrant Worker Resource Centres in Malaysia

TRIANGLE, an ILO project in ASEAN delivers assistance directly to migrant workers and their communities through a network of Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs). These MRCs are managed in partnership with government institutions, trade unions and civil society organizations, and provide a range of services in countries of origin and destination. Below you may find the contact details of partners implementing MRCs and/or delivering services to migrant workers in Malaysia.

Selangor / Kuala Lumpur WISMA Malaysian Trades Union Congress MRC

10-5, Jalan USJ 9/5T Subang Jaya,
47620, Selangor
Tel.:+603-80242953 , +603-80242955, +6014-7322665, +6016-9004051, +6017-9383550
Hotline : +6016-2118024
Fax: +603-80243225
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Penang Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia MRC

Malaysian Trades Union Congress
No 2965, Jalan Prai, Taman Inderawasih, 13600, Prai, Pulau Pinang
Tel.:+6018-2844134
Tel.:+6012-4734460, +604-3981175
Fax: +604-3981175
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Migrant Worker Resource Centres in Thailand

TRIANGLE, an ILO project in ASEAN delivers assistance directly to migrant workers and their communities through a network of Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs). These MRCs are managed in partnership with government institutions, trade unions and civil society organizations, and provide a range of services in countries of origin and destination. Below you may find the contact details of partners implementing MRCs and/or delivering services to migrant workers in Thailand.

Chiang Mai MAP Foundation MRC

63/30 Umong Soi 4 Moo 8
Suthep, Muang
Chiang Mai 50200
Tel.:+6653 811 202
Tel.:+6653 271 551 

Bangkok HomeNet MRC

677/6 Soi Ladphrao 5/1 Chompon,
Ladphrao Road, Chatujak
Bangkok 10900
Tel.:+662513 9242
Tel.:+662513 8959
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Mae Sot Labour Law Clinic MRC

Human Rights Development Foundation
14/12 Prasartwitheederm Road,
Mae Sot, Tak 63110
Tel.:+6655535 994
Tel.:+6655536 015
http://hrdfoundation.org