Mexico. On August 11, 2018, the group Youth and Migration Tenosique, known as “JUMI Tenosique”, conducted a festival in honor of the “International Youth Day”, August 12. The festival was supported by the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations (IOM) through the Mesoamerica Program, the Directorate of Education, Culture, and Recreation of the city council of Tenosique, and RET International.
IOM trains officials of Costa Rican public institutions on migration and health, childhood, and adolescence
As a part of its Mesoamerica Program, IOM has developed training workshops with officials of public institutions on a variety of migration-related topics. This month they held workshops on migration and health with officials from the Ministry of Public Health, and also conducted the National Course on Migrant Children 2018, for staff of the National Child Agency (PANI).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month, IOM trained civil servants from government agencies, addressing the topics of human trafficking, assisting migrant children and safe migration.
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.