Officials from 7 countries were trained on protection and assistance for migrants vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. The activity was attended by representatives of migration institutes or directorates, consulates and entities responsible for the shelter and protection systems of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica.
An IOM study found 57 active regularization initiatives in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Of these, 24 had been created explicitly for people in irregular status, while the rest benefited them tangentially by allowing them to present their documentation. Despite these advances, the study identified four major challenges that must be addressed in the coming years to ensure better migration management in the region.
But when she started researching, she discovered that the requirements were odd. Learn how to identify offers that might be too good to be true. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the community of La Chorrera, Panama. Learn more https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces/panama
...and it turned out not to be what she expected. Migrants in Panama have labour rights. Learn how to identify offers that are too good to be true. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the community of La Chorrera, Panama. Learn more https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalodosveces
He was even promised help in regularizing his migration status, but... could it be true? Migrants in Panama have labour rights. Learn how to identify scams related to job offers. Las personas migrantes en Panamá tienen derechos laborales. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the community of La Chorrera, Panama. Learn more https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces/panama
Under the principle that collectively built campaigns can help generate behavioral changes, 12 communities in 6 countries designed and now disseminate information campaigns that were adapted to the local context according to their particularities and needs. These campaigns are not satisfied with simply launching messages in mass media or social networks but have implemented community activities as a key element to trigger action.
Desde 2014 se han registrado 5.755 muertes durante viajes migratorios en Centroamérica, Norteamérica y el Caribe, dejando a decenas de miles de familiares en busca de respuestas. Esta crisis humanitaria en curso se pone de manifiesto en una serie de informes sobre migrantes desaparecidos en la región, publicados hoy por el Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos de la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM).
The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, visited the southern border of Panama to learn about the situation of the migratory flow through Darien, in addition to following up on bilateral security, cooperation and human rights protection programs.
On October 29, more than 50 people from the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) concluded a training and awareness-raising process for employment counselors. The course sought to provide context on labour migration in the region, inform about the profiles of migrants and improve practices for their inclusion in the labour market.
On October 20, 2021, the third edition of the "Specialized virtual course on migrant children in the Americas" opened with a discussion on the rights of migrant children and adolescents. This is part of a joint effort between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Institute for Children and Adolescents of the Organization of American States (IIN-OAS).