El Salvador. On Thursday August 23, 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Directorate of Border Security of the Civil National Police released a series of Guidelines for assisting migrant children and their families in border areas in El Salvador.
Peten, Guatemala.- To reduce the vulnerability of migrant groups in Guatemala and Belize, IOM, the United Nations' Organization for Migration, held a forum where authorities from both countries broadened their knowledge and improved coordination regarding labor migration, migration in emergency contexts, and expanding community information strategies.
Nicaragua: 212 people trained in psychosocial assistance for migrants and preventing the risks of irregular migration
Managua- During July and August, the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations (IOM) held a training seminar on the risks associated with irregular migration as well as on psychosocial skills for assisting migrants.
In honor of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), the Government of Costa Rica, IOM, ILANUD, and the Embassy of the United States held a symposium in Costa Rica on criminal groups, human trafficking and use of technologies.
Managua Nicaragua. The International Organization for Migration of the United Nations (IOM) inaugurated Information Hubs on migration in Managua and San Carlos, aimed at assisting migrants or potential migrants, with the objective of providing information on the risks associated with migration. irregular migration.
In the context of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30, various countries took action to raise awareness about the situation of human trafficking victims.
San Jose, Costa Rica. The IOM, in coordination with local governments, started two new information hubs for migrant persons, located in the regions of Upala and Desamparados. These hubs will be run by municipal staff, who were trained and certified by the IOM, which works to strengthen the capacities of local governments for managing migration.
Belize City. On July 12 and 13, the second edition of the Belize-Mexico Cross-border Meeting was held, thanks to the Government of Belize and the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Embassy of Mexico in Belize.
Through the Mesoamerica Program, the IOM in Guatemala supports five Municipal Information Hubs on Migration in coordination with twenty-two Migration Community Counselors. In order to strengthen their work, an Exchange of Experiences was held in July with La Casa del Migrante, Tecún Umán, San Marcos.
IOM pilots innovative model for providing information on migration in Guatemala: Community Advisors on Migration
The Migration Community Advisors are a pilot initiative of the Mesoamerica Program in Guatemala, as part of its efforts to carry out sustainable preventative actions in the most vulnerable communities.
These advisors are women who are leaders in their communities. They work as volunteers, giving trustworthy information on topics related to regular migration and identifying vulnerable cases to refer them to the services of the Municipal Information Hubs on Migration.