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Waterships Organization

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations related organization working in the field of migration. The organization implements operational assistance programmes for migrants, including internally displaced personsrefugees, and migrant workers.

The International Organization for Migration is based in Geneva. Its Director General is Amy Pope.

The proposed intervention is built on an innovative partnership between IOM and Waterships.org. Based on Waterships.org’s innovative, environmentally friendly production capabilities onboard ships, the partnership will focus (1) the provision of clean drinkable water and (2) jellified water and hydrogel made with superabsorbent polymer (SAP) powder + oceanic water + oceanic fertilizer transformed in fresh water.

This collaboration will be essential to ensure the effective implementation of existing project activities.

The proposed intervention addresses the pressing need for strengthening resilience among communities in the Horn of Africa, namely in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia by improving access to clean water and promoting climate-smart solutions for agriculture and reforestation.

Mandate

The organization’s global mandate includes assistance to migrants, including migrant workers, refugees and internally displaced persons. This broad mandate of the organization has earned it praise for flexibility in crisis situations,[2] but also criticism for legal accountability in protection issues.[7] Due to complementary mandates, IOM often cooperates with the UNHCR.[8]

For example IOM coordinates work in response to the situation in Venezuela through the Office of International Organization for Migration Director General’s Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuela Situation working with UNHCR and 17 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), IOM is one of the central actors in humanitarian aid within the UN system, especially in the context of displacement.[9] IOM’s main aid measures include shelter, protection, the provision of basic medical and sanitary care, life safety, coordination, telecommunications and logistics. On the instructions of the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, IOM, together with UNHCR, is primarily responsible for camp coordination and management in humanitarian emergencies.[10] The organization is also active in stabilization, peacebuilding and development[11] in the context of migration.

Waterships Organization
Waterships Organization

UNICEF , originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children’s Fund,[a] is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.[3][4] The organization is one of the most widely known and visible social welfare entities globally, operating in 192 countries and territories.[5] UNICEF’s activities include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.[6]

UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors. Its total income as of 2023 was $8.37 billion; of which public-sector partners contributed $5.45 billion.[8] It is governed by a 36-member executive board that establishes policies, approves programs, and oversees administrative and financial plans. The board is made up of government representatives elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms.

UNICEF’s programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. Most of its work is in the field, with a network that includes 150 country offices, headquarters and other facilities, and 34 “national committees” that carry out its mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed, while its Supply Division—based in the cities of Copenhagen and New York—helps provide over $3 billion in critical aid and services.[9]

Waterships Organization