MESOAMERICA PROGRAM MATERIALS

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - May 2019

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not 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 1406 people, 66 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents. 

Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - April 2019

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not 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 1382 people, 65 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents

Course Including Migrants in Emergency Management

This course provides emergency management practitioners information and tools to provide services in a more inclusive manner, accounting for migrants’ specific behaviors and preferences.

Assisted Voluntary Return Program | What is the return process like for an accompanied minor?

Many migrants in transit from Central America decide to return because they are accompanied by minors, who are more vulnerable to the risks of the road. Know what the return process is like if you are traveling with a minor.

How does the Assited Voluntary Return Program work?

Learn in this video how is the assisted voluntary return´s process. Montserrat explains to you! 

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.

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. 

Report from the Event: I Congress on Women in the Context of Migration

The congress was held in San Salvador, El Salvador, from December 18 to 20, 2018. It was organized by the Regional Conference on Migration, with the support of IOM. Learn more about the congress in this document.

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

Flow Monotoring Survey (DTM) Suchiate, Chiapas, January 2019

As part of the activities of IOM Regional Migration Program in Mexico, a flow monitoring survey has been implemented in the southern border region of the country, specifically in the State of Chiapas on the border with Guatemala, on January 2019. Read the results.