Migration Crisis Operational Framework

The MCOF is a practical, operational and institution-wide tool to improve and systematize the way in which the Organization supports its Member States and partners to better prepare for and respond to migration crises. 

Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative

The MICIC Initiative's overarching goal was to improve the ability of States and other stakeholders to better prepare for, respond to, and protect the lives, dignity, and rights of migrants caught in countries experiencing conflicts and natural disasters. The Initiative successfully concluded in June 2016 with the release of the Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflicts and Natural Disasters. The work to improve the situation of migrants in the context of crises continues through dissemination of the Guidelines, capacity building activities, research and development of operatonal tools. 

Counter Trafficking in Humanitarian Settings

CT initiatives by IOM in humanitarian settings include specialized tools for the humanitarian community and IOM staff, data analysis and research, collaborating with partners to identify and assist victims of trafficking, advocating among the humanitarian and donor community about trafficking networks that deliberately target crisis-affected men, women, boys and girls who are suffering and desperate for a respite, a livelihood, and a way out of the upheaval. 

IOM Handbook on Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse

This handbook presents the determinants of migrant vulnerability (DOMV) model for analyzing and responding to migrant vulnerability. The DOMV model is specifically designed to address the protection and assistance needs of a specific subset of migrants: those who have experienced or are vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and abuse before, during or after the migration process.  

PRM Funded Regional Migration Capacity-Building Programs| Monitoring Report: October 2019

This report provides a summary of the key takeaways from monitoring missions by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Regional Migration Capacity-Building Programs (RMCBPs) between May 2018 and July 2019. The program was funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).


This report is based on the situation of the last migrant caravan on Mexico´s southern border and IOM response during the emergency. 

Communication for Development 2019 Results Summary

During 2019 we carried out 4 Communication for Development processes in communities in Mexico and Central America, with the goal of promoting change in the knowledge, attitudes and practices concerning migration. Here are some key results. 

Study: Free movement of persons in the Caribbean: economic and security dimensions

Our new report provides a comprehensive regional view of how free movement regimes are being implemented in the Caribbean and their economic and security impacts. See the results here.

Panama – Analysis Of Flow Monitoring Surveys To Extrarregional Migrants (June 2019)

In Panama, the DTM was activated in 2019 in response to the arrival of extra-regional migrants from the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, though the National Park Darien in the Colombia border. The DTM is operated in Panama with the aim of collecting, analyzing and disseminating critical and multi-level information on the mobility, vulnerabilities and needs of populations on moving, enabling decision-makers to provide context-specific assistance.

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - January 2020

Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided Voluntary Return Assistance to migrants in transit from Central American in Mexico and Guatemala. At January 5, 2020, 
IOM has provided Voluntary Return Assistance to 2,131 people, 107 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.