MESOAMERICA PROGRAM MATERIALS

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - August 29/2019

Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided Voluntary Return Assistance to migrants in transit from Central American in Mexico and Guatemala. At August 29st IOM has provided Voluntary Return Assistance to 1851 people, 107 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.

IOM Launches Five Campaigns to Prevent Irregular Migration in Mexico and Central America

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently launching five campaigns to prevent the risks of irregular migration and encourage informed decision making among potential young Central American migrants.

Voluntary Return Assisted to migrants in transit

Since October 2018, thousands of Central American migrants transit through Mexico and Guatemala. Given the risks of irregular migration, many people required to return to their countries of origin and did not have the means to do so. In this context, IOM implemented the Assisted Voluntary Return program, which has assisted around 1800 people.

Campaign´s videoclip "Plan your life!" in Honduras

We developed an original video clip within the framework of the Communication for Development campaign (IOMX) in Honduras "Plan you life!", with the aim of showing young people alternatives to irregular migration.

Communication for Development in Honduras: Plan your Life

IOM, through the Western Hemisphere Program, supports communication for development (C4D) processes in the region, including in Honduras. There, a participative campaign is currently being developed for young people to reflect on their life plans and get informed about alternatives to irregular migration. More information in this summary. 

Communication for Development in Mexico: Migrating Informed

IOM, through the Western Hemisphere Program, supports communication for development (C4D) processes in the region, including in Mexico. There, a participative campaign is currently being developed for Central American migrants in transit to learn about regularization opportunities in the country. More information in this summary. 

Including migrants in emergency management

Check out the contents of this online free course you can find on https://www.ecampus.iom.int

Information Hubs in Mesoamerica

The Information Hubs are centers that provide safe and accurate information about migration procedures, services for migrants, the risks of irregular migration, and regular migration options. Learn more about this model in the following fact sheet.

Executive Summary: Migrants in risk reduction and emergency response in Central America

The study identifies the extent to which the migrant population is being incorporated into the normative and institutional frameworks of the National Systems of Risk Reduction and Emergency Assistance of the countries of the Central American region.

Communication for Development in El Salvador: Connect with your Future

IOM, through the Western Hemisphere Program, supports communication for development (C4D) processes in the region, including in El Salvador. There, a participative campaign is currently being developed for young people to reflect on their life plans and get informed about alternatives to irregular migration. More information in this summary.