San Salvador, El Salvador. – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica – The Caribbean, presented the academic community with two technical tools for information and communication, E-Campus and MigApp, intended to improve the capacity of partners in El Salvador to promote safe, orderly, and regular migration.
Tijuana, Mexico, February 28, 2019. 33 migrants have been hired thanks to the “Second Municipal Job Fair for people in migration contexts” which was held February 27-28 in the Patio Central of the Municipal Palace of Tijuana. 18 businesses with 746 openings participated, and 256 migrants attended. .
The Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation, and Human Trafficking of Guatemala and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from Lawyers Without Borders, held the first Regional Congress on human trafficking March 5-6 in Guatemala City, addressing the removal and trafficking of human organs and tissues. Experts and prosecutors from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Belize participated.
IOM supports governments agencies during public consultations on the National Development Plan in Mexico
Puebla, Mexico – IOM, through the Mesoamerica Program, participated in the First Regional Meeting for the Central Zone on the implementation of the “Comprehensive and Sustainable Strategy for the Protection and Integration of People in Contexts of International Mobility.” This initiative is being driven by the Migration Policy Unit (SEGOB) with the goal of promoting the participation of a variety of actors in the consultation process of the development of the National Development Plan 2019-2024 and the National Migration Policy Program of the government of Mexico.
Health professionals will be able to learn about human trafficking through a virtual course from IOM
San José, Costa Rica The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is releasing a new course on human trafficking directed toward health providers. This course offers staff in the health field practical guidance to understand the crime of human trafficking. Additionally, it seeks to build the capacity of staff to recognize possible cases, understand the potential health problems associated with the crime, and be familiar with appropriate tools and focuses for assisting victims and potential victims of human trafficking.
In response to the so-called “migrant caravans” in Central America, in October 2018 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) created a special temporary program to assist the voluntary return of migrants stranded in Mexico or Guatemala who lack the necessary resources to return to their homes. To date, IOM has provided assistance for the voluntary return of 1,195 people, 48 of whom are unaccompanied minors.
More and more people are choosing to take virtual courses. Their flexibility, convenience, and variety of interactive tools have won over thousands of people around the world. Meanwhile, migration is one of the most important social challenges today, and therefore education on that topic is extremely useful for personnel in various fields. Here are 5 reasons to be part of E-Campus, the online learning platform of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
- Violence and the search for work are the primary reasons why Central Americans are migrating.
- Access to basic resources and to information about forms of regularization and human rights are some of their main needs.
Since 2016, the Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica- The Caribbean has used “Informarte en Movimiento” [Inform Yourself on the Move], a virtual community on Facebook, as a platform for informing and raising awareness among migrants in the region about the risks of irregular migration (such as human trafficking), regular migration pathways, the integration of migrants, and more. In order to improve its informational work and the versatility of its brand, the Informarte en Movimiento community will become “Somos Colmena” [We Are a Hive].
Migrant information hubs in Costa Rica strengthened with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
Upala, Costa Rica. Since October 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has worked in conjunction with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) with the goal of improving the services offered by the migrant information hub in the Municipality of Upala, and identifying strategic synergies with civil society in the area.