LIBRARY

 

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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The dangers of the journey (testimony)

Many migrants in transit decide to return to their country due to the multiple risks they encounter along the way. Know the history of one of them.

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Testimony of a voluntary returnee (Mario)

“I advise mothers who bring their children, or fathers, to take care of them, and if they couldn’t find another solution, to return, because the ones in danger are the children.”- Mario Alfredo Albir, a Honduran man who returned to his country voluntarily. 

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Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - February 2019

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1168 people, 48 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents

Map of Mexico and Central America, with arrows drawn in to exemplify migration flows

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - January 2019

IOM’s Voluntary Assisted Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 726 people, 42 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.

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Assisted Voluntary Return Program for Migrants

Assisted Voluntary Return is a special temporary program created by IOM to facilitate assisted voluntary return for migrants who are stranded in Mexico or Guatemala and lack the resources necessary to return to their homes.

MigApp Brochure

Find in this brochure information about MigApp, the app for migrants.

Map of Mexico and Central America, with arrows drawn in to exemplify migration flows

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - December 2018

IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 555 people, 31 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents

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Migrants in transit Receive IOM Support to Return to their Countries

Since 4 November 2018, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has facilitated the voluntary and safe return of hundreds of Central Americans in transit through Mexican territory.

Close up portrait of Dennis, a Salvadoran migrant in transit

Testimony of an Assisted Voluntary Return

Dennis, a Salvadoran who left in one of the migrant caravans, is one of the 453 people who, between November 4 and 28, 2018, returned to their country with the support of IOM, upon encountering a strong police and legal barrier to cross the border to the United States.

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Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - November 2018

IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not wish to remain in their host countries and wish to voluntarily return to their country of origin. Since November 4th, with PRM support, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 453 people, of which 25 are unaccompanied migrant children