26 August, 2016

IOM Donates Supplies to Honduras Casa Del Migrante

El Salvador - IOM today presented USD 3,000 of supplies and equipment to the Casa del Migrante (House of the Migrant) at Ocotepeque, the only shelter in Honduras that supports migrants in transit from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.

23 August, 2016

IOM El Salvador, Partners Discuss Protection for LGBTI Migrants

El Salvador - IOM has taken part in a workshop in San Salvador, the Salvadorean capital, on the risks faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people when they migrate irregularly.

19 August, 2016

Stories of Migrant Children in Mesoamerica

Costa Rica - On Wednesday (17/8) IOM, in partnership with the Government of Guatemala, published: “Paths of Light and Shadow: Stories of migrant children and adolescents.” The book comprises 16 illustrated stories based on the true accounts of Central American girls and boys narrating their perilous journeys to the United States.

16 August, 2016

IOM Launches Virtual Community on Risks of Irregular Migration in Central America

Costa Rica - A new virtual community InformArte en Movimiento (Information on the Move) will be launched tomorrow (17/8) in Central America to strengthen migration management capacities in border communities, especially among youth, to reduce irregular migration, and protecting the human rights of migrants. The platform is on Facebook (InformArte en Movimiento) and Twitter (@Infomovimiento).

22 July, 2016

IOM Virtual Course Builds Counter Trafficking Capacity in Mesoamerica

Costa Rica - IOM has trained a group of 35 Mesoamerican counter trafficking specialists as trainers for its Virtual Course on Trafficking in Persons (TiP) developed for the region.

13 July, 2016

IOM Workshop: Human Rights of Migrants for Costa Rican Police

Costa Rica - Students at the National Police Academy of Costa Rica are taking an IOM-designed course to enable them to better assist and uphold the human rights of migrants most at risk. Graduates of this training, which finishes tomorrow (13/07), will likely become border police officers.

17 June, 2016

Northern Triangle: IOM Builds Capacity to Protect Child Migrants of Central America

El Salvador - Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained by IOM on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.

14 June, 2016

IOM Coaches Chiapas Officials on Counter-trafficking

Mexico - IOM launched this week in Chiapas, southern Mexico, a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the counter-trafficking capacities of the Inter-Institutional Committee for Assistance to Trafficking Victims with judiciary officials, emphasizing a human rights and gender perspective.

25 May, 2016

Migrant Assistance Centre Opens in Chiapas on Mexico-Guatemala Border

Mexico - On Wednesday (25/05) an Assistance Center for Migrants and Refugees was opened in the municipality of Motozintla in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The facility will provide direct support to migrants and refugees in high risk situations, both those in transit and newcomers who have decided to settle in Motozintla.

17 May, 2016

IOM Organizes Workshops on LGBTI Migration in Central America

Costa Rica - Today, May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), IOM is organizing two workshops in Tapachula, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala, to train public servants and members of civil society organizations on protection of the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) migrants and refugees.