Migrant Resource Cnetre is a physical structure located with the Government premises and are jointly managed by ICMPD and the respective Ministry/ Department dealing with labour and migration.  The main objective of the MRC is to help people make informed decisions when considering migrating. They provide outgoing, intending, potential and returning migrants with information on a broad range of migration-related challenges and opportunities.

The MRC specifically works to increase awareness of potential and outgoing migrants on the dangers and consequences of irregular migration, pathways for legal migration, rights and duties in destination countries, as well as on safe and successful return to Iraq and the role of Iraqi institutions in the migration process – to name the key areas of counselling. In line with its mandate, the MRC in Baghdad offers migration counselling and awareness raising to potential, outgoing, and returning migrants, as well as persons on the move.

Furthermore, the MRC supports incoming foreign labourers with information on local procedures and protection mechanisms.

MRC in Baghdad is operational since December 2020 and funded by European Union, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece and Denmark under different projects.

Additional MRCs in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah will be set- up in 2024 under projects funded by Norway and Sweden