With the aim of animating the days of hundreds of migrant teenagers in the "Viva México" Temporary Shelter for Migrant Minors, IOM, through its Mesoamerican program, has set out to promote a recreational and training program that will bring back some joy and emotional relief.
The University of the Isthmus in Ixtepec campus was the setting for the workshop "Migration and Youth", aimed at 32 students of the Faculty of Law of the Department of Constitutional Studies.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Coordination of Attention to Human Rights of the state of Oaxaca held this week the workshop "Protection and Assistance to Migrants", aimed at state institutions of government and civil society, Which provide care to the migrant population.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the Departmental Delegation of the Ministry of the Interior organized a training day sessions in Chinandega and Somotillo to strengthen the protection of LGBTI (lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, Intersex) migrant’s rights.
Through its Mesoamerica Program, the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) provided the National Civil Police with new technological and methodological tools that will help to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable migrant cases identification, attention and referral, especially children and adolescents.
Costa Rica - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica - Over 40 consular and migration officers from eight countries in the region met this week in San José for a training on protecting migrants stranded in countries affected by conflicts or national disasters.
During the month of December, the Mesoamerican Program promoted a regional amateur photography contest "Miradas en Movimiento: Focusing on dignity, ensuring protection". The virtual community InformArte en Movimiento served as a basis for disseminating the call as well as for the interested public to comment and vote for their favorite photos.
Palenque, Chiapas - Last month the municipality of Palenque (Chiapas, southern Mexico) inaugurated its Bureau of Assistance for Migrants and Refugees, which will bring information and support to at-risk migrants and refugees. This is the tenth office opened in the region with the Mesoamerica Program support.
After a participatory process, at the end of 2016 the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), a forum made up of eleven countries in the region, approved the document "Regional Guidelines for the Comprehensive Protection of Boys, Girls and Adolescents in the Context of Migration".