IOM’s approach in Indonesia is anchored in the IOM’s Global COVID-19 Strategic Response and Recovery Plan 2021 (SRRP), which reflects the full spectrum of the Organization’s work to respond to far-reaching impacts of the pandemic in alignment with several global response plans with the United Nations system.
As such, IOM’s plan focuses on four strategic objectives at the community, national and regional levels:
- Ensure continuation of essential services, mitigate risks and protect displaced persons, mobile populations and host communities
- Scale-up Essential Public Health Measures and Promote Mobility Sensitive Health Systems
- Mitigate the longer-term socio-economic impacts of COVID 19, contribute to restarting human mobility and empower societies for self-reliance
- Inform response and recovery efforts by tracking the impact of COVID-19 on human mobility and strengthen evidence-based decision-making through data
In Indonesia, IOM’s operational strategy centres on mitigating the impact of COVID-19 by:
- Meeting the urgent needs of those most impacted and vulnerable due to the health and socio-economic challenges of the pandemic, including refugees and asylum seekers, Indonesian migrant workers, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and mobile communities in Indonesia, among others;
- Reinforcing government capacities at all levels, as requested, to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable;
- Promoting inclusive approaches that address population mobility and cross-border dynamics.