Over 600 migrants receive counselling at the first IOM ’supported Information Center in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo - Since its opening in October 2019, the Migration Information Hub located in the offices of the General Directorate of Migration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has served over 600 migrants, 90% of them from Haiti, interested in receiving information on renewing or changing their migration status.
Jimaní. The International Organization for Migration in the Dominican Republic is supporting a simulation program to improve response mechanisms in emergencies at the various border checkpoints between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The methodology involves an exercise requiring evaluation of coordination components, decision-making, communication flow, data assessment, and completing check lists in case of emergencies.
IOM inaugurated the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at the office of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) at the official Malpasse border crossing. The use of MIDAS marks a significant step forward in border management in Haiti. Developed by IOM in 2009, the MIDAS system captures, stores, and analyzes traveler biometric information in real time, thus facilitating travel and the work of DIE officers while also enhancing border security between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) trained twenty tourism staff to detect and report cases of human trafficking. This was the first event of the operative training program developed by IOM and ICT to improve human trafficking detection skills. Tourism staff who work in key areas such as cleaning, security, reception, and food service participated.
In conjunction with USAID’s Bridges to Employment Project, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the workshop “Migration and Youth” in El Salvador from January 28 to 29, 2020.
On January 28, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released the results of a study on free movement of persons in the Caribbean. Completed in response to needs expressed by Caribbean States, the study analyzes the free movement agreements within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organization for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and seeks to support ongoing regional integration efforts across the Caribbean.
IOIM provides migration training to municipal staff and social attorneys of the Costa Rican bar association
On January 29th and 30th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens, the Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Work and Social Security, conducted a training for municipal staff and social attorneys of the local bar association. The participants will be providing counsel along with the Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUMPADEM), for the strenghtening of capacities of the Municipal Migrant Centers (MMC) and the Centers for Migration Reference and Social Defense (CREDES).
A Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) study carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided governments, civil society organizations, and other actors with updated information on the migration flows passing through Tapachula, a municipality on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.
Check out 5 findings from IOM and ILO’s study of labor market information systems in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
The study “Labor Market Information Systems (LMIS) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Towards better integration of labor migration” was conducted as part of the cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on labor migration.
Mexico City - On December 18, International Migrants Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Secretariat of Social Inclusion and Well-Being (SIBISO) of Mexico City signed an collaboration agreement to build the capacities of public servants to adopt, manage, and sustain initiatives that facilitate migrants’ access to trustworthy migration advice and social services in the country’s capital.