10 February, 2020

IOM Dominican Republic improves response mechanisms in border provinces

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.

10 February, 2020

Haiti launches MIDAS in key official border point

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.

10 February, 2020

IOM kicks off counter-trafficking training program with the tourism sector in Costa Rica

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. 

10 February, 2020

IOM El Salvador strengthens organizations that promote labor integration of youth

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. 

10 February, 2020

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.

7 February, 2020

IOM Publishes New Report on Free Movement of Persons in the Caribbean

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.  

3 February, 2020

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). 

13 January, 2020

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.  

13 January, 2020

IOM and Government of Mexico City sign collaboration agreement on International Migrants Day

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. 

13 January, 2020

First International Congress on Migrant Smuggling held in Costa Rica

The National Coalition on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CONATT) in Costa Rica organized the First International Congress on Migrant Smuggling December 2-3, 2019, with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the participation of the country's various police authorities.