27 May, 2020

IOM launches poll to understand how the pandemic has affected migrants from Central America and Mexico, or living in the region

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and due to its rapid spread in demia del COVID-19, many countries closed their borders as a sanitary measure. 92% of the countries in the american continent had closed theirs by April 6th, 2020. 


18 May, 2020

Government and private sector to be trained to include migrants in post COVID-19 economic recovery

Mexicali, Baja California – Aiming to underline the importance of migration in any development process, and even in the economic recovery after COVID-19, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Mexico and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have joined the State Comission of Human Rights of Baja California (CEDHBC) to present an online training plan for government officials and the private sector. This will promote the social and economic inclusion of people in human mobility contexts in the country.

13 May, 2020

IOM joins the fight against the coronavirus in Mexico


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the Mexican government in the response to COVID-19, providing basic protection equipment and information to support migrants living in Mexico or transiting through the country.


12 May, 2020

IOM Costa Rica carries out informative actions against sex cyber-crimes

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica is working alongside the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) and its Management Office for Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, to prevent sexual cyber-crime in the wake of the COVID-19. In contexts of crisis, risk and exposure to trafficking in persons are heightened, and in this case social media can be promoted as a means of recruitment for this and other crimes.


30 April, 2020

5 reasons to take courses on E-Campus


More and more people are choosing to take virtual courses, especially in times when COVID-19 is calling us to stay home. Their flexibility, convenience, and variety of interactive tools have won over thousands of people around the world. Meanwhile, migration is one of the most important social challenges today, and therefore education on that topic is extremely useful for personnel in various fields. Here are 5 reasons to be part of E-Campus, the online learning platform of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

21 April, 2020

IOM Releases Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Protection of Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

“Many of these employers provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce," Vitorino said Tuesday on the release of a set of recommendations to enhance business’ response to the pandemic. 

20 April, 2020

Dominica: International organizations caution against stigmatization of people affected by COVID-19


The current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus. In a recent publication of the WHO, UNICEF, and IFRC, the organizations cautioned that such treatment can negatively affect those with the disease, as well as their caregivers, family, friends and communities.


7 April, 2020

Costa Rica: IOM supports DGME in response to COVID-19

Aiming to strengthen the local government’s capacities and in response to official protocols established in response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica delivered this morning a donation to the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME). Said donation provided technical equipment to face the global pandemic, promoting adequate attention to national and foreign users of the services provided by the DGME.


24 February, 2020

IOM Campaigns Help Communities in Mexico and Central America Seek Alternatives to Irregular Migration

San José – C4D is shorthand for ‘communication for development’, a staple of messaging campaigns in the humanitarian realm. The enduring question, for bodies like the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is, do they work? 

A review of four C4D campaigns implemented by the IOM in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador has revealed the effectiveness of promoting safe migration through participative and evidence-based activities.