MESOAMERICA PROGRAM MATERIALS
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.
Flow Monotoring Survey (DTM) TIJUANA, DECEMBER 2018
On December 20 and 21 of 2018, IOM applied surveys at the El Barretal shelter and in the surroundings of the Benito Juárez sports complex located in Tijuana, Baja California, on the northern border of Mexico. IOM established these two monitoring points due to the confluence of migrants who formed part of the Caravan of Central American Migrants, which headed north in the months of October and November of 2018. Read the results.
Assisted Voluntary Return Program Report - Migrant Caravans - July 11
IOM's voluntary return programs aim to promote voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can't or don't wish to stay in their countries of transit or destination, and who want to voluntarily return to their countries of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has assisted 1703 people in the mesoamerican region in returning to their home countries. Among them, 66 were uaccompanied children and adolescents.
Counter-Smuggling Work Plan
The main objective of the Counter-Smuggling Work Plan of the Liaison Officer Network to Combat Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons from the Regional Conference on Migration is to guide and enhance regional cooperation to prevent and combat migrant smuggling, while protecting rights of smuggled migrants, in particular those victims of related crimes and in vulnerable situations.