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Mexico holds training on protecting migrant children on its southern border

Villahermosa, Tabasco, June 2018. - The National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) of the State of Tabasco, with IOM support, deliver a Specialized Course on unaccompanied or separated migrant children in the Northern Triangle and Mexico between May 28 and June 29. The objective of the course was to improve coordination between sectors and institutions and to strengthen skills for protecting unaccompanied or separated child and adolescent migrants in Tabasco.



The Guatemalan National Civil Police and Migration Institution train their staff on detection of fraudulent documents and identification of vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations System, working with the General Directorate for Migration (DGM), provided training on migration-related crimes, detecting fraudulent documents, and recognizing the profiles of vulnerable migrants in Guatemala. The purpose was to strengthen the skills of officials in the General Directorate for Migration and the Civil National Police at strategic sections of the border and at central airports.



North and Central America Coordinate efforts on extra-regional Migration


Countries from North and Central America participated in the 5th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group on Extra-Regional Migrants of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) on Thursday, May 31. This meeting was held with the goal to exchange information and best practices on governance of extra-regional migration.



Education as a tool for change: IOM and the Ministry of Education work to prevent racial discrimination in Costa Rican classrooms

San José, Costa Rica. 65 civil servants from the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) received training in June on migration, the risks associated with irregular migration, and the importance of keeping educational institutions free of racial discrimination and xenophobia. Specifically, the trainings were carried out on June 13 in Liberia and June 27 in Alajuela.



IOM Fosters Cross-Border Network and Strengthens Institutions in the Northern Triangle of Central America


La Unión, June 26, 2018.- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations System supported the creation of the Network for Guatemala-Honduras Cross-border Cooperation, which will ensure enhanced coordination for migration management at the Integrated Border Post in Corinto.



IOM, ICRC and MSF in Mexico City organize the first workshop on psychosocial support in the context of migration

Mexico City -  The United Nations Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) held a Workshop on Psychosocial Support in the Context of Migration, directed towards public officials, civil society organizations, and shelters staff, in Mexico City, from June 13-14, 2018.



Mesoamerican countries strengthen protection of migrants and displaced by natural disasters with support from IOM

Mexico City - 32 officials from 10 countries that form the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), met on June 6 and 7 to strengthen their capacities and exchange experiences on the protection of migrants in countries affected by natural disasters.



MigrantApp - Effective Communication with Migrants Before and During Crisis

Thousands of buildings in the Southern Mexican state of Oaxaca were destroyed by a powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake in September 2017. At least 98 people lost their lives nationwide. A week later, Hurricane Max caused large waves, floods, mudslides and sinkholes in the state of Guerrero.



Honduras Strengthens Mechanisms for Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Honduras. In order to strengthen mechanisms for preventing and prosecuting the crime of trafficking in persons, IOM—the United Nations' Migration Organization— supported the Local Committee of the Inter-Institutional Commission against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (CICECST), in the city of La Ceiba in northern Honduras to conduct a workshop for its members.



Guatemala: new Guidelines for the Immediate Response Team of the Inter-institutional Committee against Trafficking

Guatemala. The United Nations' Organization for Migration (IOM) presented copies of the Guidelines for the Immediate Response Team of the Inter-institutional Committee against Trafficking, with the goal of optimizing government assistance to victims of this crime.