IOM Data: Supporting Women and Girls on the Move

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix collects and analyses facts and trends that help us devise solutions to challenges unique to women and girls on the move.

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - Migrant Caravans (November 2018 - July 2019)

IOM's voluntary return programs aim to promote voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can't or don't wish to stay in their countries of transit or destination, and who want to voluntarily return to their countries of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has assisted 1703 people in the mesoamerican region in returning to their home countries. Among them, 66 were uaccompanied children and adolescents.



Study results - Communication for Development campaigns

As part of the Communication for Development (C4D) processes that IOM, partnering with local organizations, executes in communities in Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala, a study was conducted to get to know these communities. The goal was to understand the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of people regarding migration issues, and particularly regarding alternatives to irregular migration. Find here the main results. 

Testimony | Ángel reccounts how danger made him turn back

Juan Ángel García, Honduran migrant, tells us about the dangers he faced during his journey, and how he made the decision to go back to his home country. 

Testimony | Dominica was ill

Dominica started her way along the migrant caravan, but during the journey, she decided to go back to Honduras. Here she shares why. 

Testimony| Luis y Teresa change their expectations

What happened during the journey to make them decide go back home, instead of migrating? Luis and Teresa tell us about their experience. 

Testimony| Lilliam shares the prejudice she met against the caravan

Lilliam decided to migrate 8 months ago. In this video, she explains why she has now decided to return to her country. 

Testimony| How Luis and Teresa returned to Tapachula

Luis and Tresa migrated from El Salvador, but during the journey decided to go back to their home country. In this video they explain what happened.