In our Library, you can find publications containing our research, workguides and other materials generated by the Western Hemisphere Program and IOM. You will also find information materials about our tools and campaigns and reports on our work.




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Baseline of "Think Twice" campaign in Mexico

Recently, IOM implemented "Think Twice", a campaign in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the objective of strengthening the capacity of young people to recognize false offers and information related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. This baseline was developed to gather evidence from the local context of Tapachula and Tijuana in order to adapt this campaign in these Mexican comunities. The main goal is to strengthen the capacity of Central American migrants residing in these communities to prevent human trafficking for labor exploitation.

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"Think Twice" campaign results

The "Think Twice" campaign was implemented in coordination with local partners from eight communities in northern Central America (Ahuachapán, San Salvador, Salcajá,  San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Cofradía, San Pedro Sula and El Progreso) between October 2020 and January 2021.

Searching for Missing Migrants in Central and North America: five good practices of civil society organizations

The disappearance of a person in the context of migration has a great emotional, social, economic and legal impact on his or her family members. Because there are hardly any governmental services for accompaniment, counseling and support to relatives of missing migrants, families face the search process on their own, often accompanied by civil society organizations that have filled the void left by the states.


If Not for Pure Necessity. Deaths and disappearances on migration journeys in North and Central America.

The report discusses the risks on routes across Central and North America, including the United States of America-Mexico border crossings, routes through Mexico, the Darien Gap and migration from and within the Caribbean.

Journalist guide to media coverage of migration

Given the media’s fundamental role in shaping narratives and forming public opinion, it is critical that journalists have the knowledge and skills to report on migration in an evidence- and human rights-based manner. This journalist guide on media coverage of migration intends to offer an essential resource for anyone working on migration issues, bet hey from universities and media training centers or media practitioners, communicators or various organizations working on migration issues.

Media coverage on migration and migrant populations: student's handbook

This document is a complementary material for the “Regional Training Course on Media Coverage for Migration and Migrant Populations” created by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM).The objective is to summarize the key points of the training so that journalists and communication professionals have a source to quickly consult what they learned in the training.

Paso Canoas border. Migration flow: highly vulnerable persons between Panama and Costa Rica. Situation report #6. November 26, 2021.

It is known that from November 16 to 25, 2,355 migrants were registered leaving the MRS of Los Planes bound for Costa Rica. Key informants indicate that the current migration flow identified in Paso Canoas and surrounding host communities has been represented by people from Haiti, Cuba, Bangladesh and India.

Practical Guide for Communicating in the Context of Migratory Crises

This is a quick reference guide for IOM staff who are in the field attending a crisis and must communicate with the migrant population in countries of transit or destination. It is based on the operational frameworks of the IOM (MICIC, MCOF, among others), as well as on the principles of strategic communication and communication for development.

Paso Canoas border. Migration flow: highly vulnerable persons between Panama and Costa Rica. Situation report #5. November 12, 2021.

The migration flow of extraregional mirants transiting through Central America en route to North America, continues to increase. In Panama, according to data from the National Migration Service (SNM), between January and October 2021, 121.737 migrants of variosus nationalities, such as Haiti (62%), Cuba (13%), Chile (8%), Brazil (7%), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (2%) and other countries in South America, Asia and Africa, have entered Panama irregularly at the border with Colombia. People identified as nationals of Chile and Brazil are children of Haitian migrants born in those countries.

Communication campaign on the risks of irregular migration through the Darien forest

The "Speak the Truth" (Pale Verite) campaign follows the "Migrants as Messengers" model and has adapted the C4D methodology to crisis and emergency contexts. It targets potential migrants in Haiti and Haitian migrants in South American transit countries. Its objective is to inform about the risks of irregular migration through the Darien jungle using the testimonies of those who have already lived the experience.