NEWS

5 September, 2019

IOM improves training on migration issues in Belize in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Galen University

 

Belize—Two activities during the month of August increased the understanding of specialized audiences in Belize of migration issues. The first was a workshop on migration and communication for development, given to instructors from the communities of Corozal and San Ignacio as part of the Professional Development Week held annually by the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, and Culture.  

5 September, 2019

The Office of the Prosecutor for the Defense of Human Rights (PDDH) of El Salvador gains trainers in Migrant Protection

 

San Salvador, El Salvador. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) concluded the Trainer of Trainers Course on Promotion of Human Rights and Identification of the Needs for Assistance and Protection of Migrants, in which approximately 50 officials from the Office of the Prosecutor for the Defense of Human Rights (PDDH) participated.

5 September, 2019

With technical and financial assistance from IOM, CICESCT carries out actions aimed at reducing irregular migratory flows

 

Honduras. The Inter-institutional Commission against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (CICESCT), decentralized from the Ministry of Human Rights (SEDH), in synergy with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), promotes actions aimed at providing comprehensive care for victims and combating the crime of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.

5 September, 2019

Central America bolsters protocols for assistance to migrants in crisis situations

 

Guatemala City. Within the framework of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) and to follow up on the Central American Policy for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management (PCGIR), representatives from the conference and international organizations participated in a regional workshop titled “The key role of coordination and information management in disaster situations”.

5 September, 2019

IOM strengthens efforts in migration governance in Quintana Roo (Mexico) and Belize

 

Quintana Roo, Mexico - In August 2019, different efforts were made in Quintana Roo, as a key region in terms of intra- and extra-regional migratory flows, to strengthen binational work on migratory issues, aiming to provide information on safe migration to people in the area. One of the activities was the third Belize-Quintana Roo Cross-Border Working Meeting and the opening of the Migration Information Hub in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco.

5 September, 2019

IOM in co-ordination with SICA and INTERPOL strengthens the fight against human trafficking and smuggling of migrants

 

 

San Salvador, El Salvador. - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System (SG-SICA) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) supports the fight against human trafficking and smuggling of migrants through Operation ITZEL, in which 10 countries in the region participate.

5 September, 2019

IOM strengthens consulate capacities to protect migrants during emergencies

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed several training sessions on how to provide adequate assistance to migrants in emergency contexts.

The workshops, tailored to consular staffs accredited in the Honduran capitals and the Permanent Contingency Comission (COPECO) personnel, were created in the context of the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) initiative.

5 September, 2019

Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica presents Protocol for the restoration of the educational rights of victims of human trafficking

 

As of Thursday August 29, educational centers in Costa Rica have an “Action protocol for the restoration of rights and access to the Costa Rican education system for victims and survivors of the crime of human trafficking and their dependents.”

5 September, 2019

IOM Conducts Migration Training in Roatan

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in conjunction with the Inter-institutional Commission against Sexual and Commercial Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons in Honduras (CICEST) conducted a training session in Roatan.

5 September, 2019

Number of migrant children in Mexico increased by 131% in 2019, IOM builds government capacities for comprehensive assistance

According to the National Migration Institute of Mexico, there was a 131% increase in number of migrant children and adolescents in the country in the first half of 2019, as compared to the same period in 2018. Between January and June of 2019, 33 thousand of the people who appeared before the Mexican migration authority were minors, and 26% (8,500) were unaccompanied by an adult. Additionally, 21,900 adolescents were deported or returned to their countries through assisted return from Mexico during the same period.