Posted on: April 15, 2022 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) for a new project funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

To stimulate the diaspora’s engagement efforts in COVID-19 response and relief, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Washington, DC is implementing a project funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, with the ultimate goal to increase the reach and effectiveness of relief assistance to communities affected by the pandemic in the following three countries: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Lebanon (Lebanon is subject to further donor approval).

The project; “Supporting COVID-19 response and relief at the country level through disbursement and facilitation of sub-grants for selected diaspora organizations” will be rolled out in three stages.

The first is the Call for Expression of Interest (CEI).

Under the second stage, at least six grants will be available to the selected diaspora organizations to implement their projects. The sub-grants are intended to support diaspora organizations interested to implement new or already existing interventions in the following three countries: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Lebanon.

The third stage is the monitoring, evaluation, and exploration of lessons learned, whereby all the actors and stakeholders will share their experiences in cooperation, implementation, learning, and responding to the communities on the ground. 

The Call for Expression of Interest (CEI)invites diaspora organizations worldwide to submit their proposals for immediate and longer-term interventions to address the fallout of COVID-19 in conjunction with local, national and/or international partners, especially those with existing COVID-19-related humanitarian assistance efforts.

IMAGE: Call for Expression of Interest (CEI), credit iDiaspora

 Applications are being accepted until May 18, 2022, at 11:59pm ET, however should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application, kindly email Ljubica Salamic at by Wednesday, May 11th.

To apply for the COVID-19 diaspora grants, kindly find more information HERE.

IOM welcomes the feedback of diaspora leaders and organizations at any of the stages and encourages additional inquiries about the project. Contact IOM’s Diaspora Engagement Unit today at to find out more and how you can get involved to help develop communities’ resiliency to COVID-19.

Content Attibution:  iDiaspora and Ljubica Salamic.

Images:  iDiaspora/IOM


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