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IOM Participates in The Launch of the New Council for Care and Protection of Migrants

The Care and Protection Council (CAP) is an entity created as part of the National Migration Authority, in accordance with national regulations, and whose main mandate will be inter-agency coordination to develop plans, programmes and procedures for the care of migrants during the migratory cycle (departure, transit, arrival and return). It will be responsible for the creation of prevention and information campaigns and educational training programmes focusing on migrant children and adolescents.

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Migrants Will Have Access to Reliable Information Thanks to the Opening of Two New Information Hubs in Petén

Two new Information Hubs on Migration in the municipalities of La Libertad and Melchor de Mencos, in Petén, will provide information and clear, reliable, and direct advice to migrants and promote safe and orderly migration. Municipal corporations will be responsible for the operation of these Hubs, and the activities planned include training sessions with community actors on the risks of irregular migration and mechanisms for regularization, training processes for migrants and their families, and continuous work to prevent irregular migration in the department’s 14 municipalities. 

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The Regional Conference on Migration Launches Training Program for its Member Countries on Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants

As part of the efforts to protect the rights of migrants, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) launched a regional training programme focused on the protection and assistance of vulnerable migrants in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who in 2019 developed the Handbook on Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse.

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RCM countries exchange good practices on recruitment and labor protection of migrants

The second part of the technical exchange of practices on fair recruitment and labor protection of migrant workers was held the 24 May 2021, as part of the Regional Conference on Migration. The session was led by the International Labour Organization, jointly moderated with the International Organization of Migration, and gathered the participation of 61 participants from 11 RCM Member Countries’ representatives, private sector and civil society organizations, as well as observer agencies.  

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Guatemala: IOM Trains IGM Staff to Implement Protocol to Protect Vulnerable Migrants

 

The Guatemalan Migration Institute (IGM), with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has initiated a series of trainings for more than 260 officials who work at border control posts. The goal of these trainings is to enable public servants to identify migrants who are in a vulnerable situation and in need of protection or any other humanitarian assistance, according to the adverse circumstances they may be facing. 

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Migration Officers Strengthen Their Capabilities to Communicate During Crises

A message transmitted in time can save someone’s life. With this premise, the Commission of Migration Authorities (OCAM) of the member countries of the Central America Integration System (SICA), in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), developed a regional workshop on emergency and migratory crisis communication. Migration officials from the areas of communication, press, migration control, and care for migrants from 8 different OCAM member countries, participated in a three-day workshop (May 18, 19, and 20) on the essential role of communication in these issues.  

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