IOM participates actively in the region through preparation, response, and recovery in crises and emergency contexts.

Thus, the "Migration Crisis Operational Framework" (MCOF) was developed in 2012 as a practical, operational, and institutional tool that allows IOM to provide support to the Member States and their partners to strengthen preparation and response actions in emergency contexts.

Based on MCOF, the Regional Migration Program helps in return, reintegration, preparation, and response for migration flows, and the human rights protection of the population in the region in emergency situations.



Panama- Emergency Tracking: Migratory Receiving Stations And COVID-19 Pandemic (May 26th)

The information in this report is collected by IOM Panama staff in Darién and Chiriquí, through field monitoring, multi-sectoral assessments through key informants, as well as regular information exchange at the technical level, and at the central level of the United Nations Inter-Agency Group on Human Mobility.

Standard Operating Procedures for Front-Line Border Officials at the Point of Entry in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

The purpose of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is to provide quick guidance to border officials to prevent disease transmission and contamination of the working and living premises by COVID-19, as well as effectively manage suspected and/or probable COVID-19 cases.

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COVID-19: guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis

This resource was designed to help employers more effectively respond to the impact of COVID-19 and to enhance protections for migrant workers in their operations and supply chains. 

Woman wearing medical mask holds information poster on COVID-19 and IOM donation bag

International organizations caution against stigmatization of people affected by COVID-19

Under the MICIC initiative and in support of the coordinated and collaborative approach promoted by the Government of Dominica, IOM has been supporting the COVID-19 response through the translation and dissemination of messages to non-national communities including those who speak Creole, French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. In addition, IOM collaborated with the Dominica Red Cross Society to provide hygiene kits to people who may be affected by the disease and have been placed under observation at the Quarantine Unit in Portsmouth.


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Including migrants in emergency management

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Executive Summary: Migrants in risk reduction and emergency response in Central America

The study identifies the extent to which the migrant population is being incorporated into the normative and institutional frameworks of the National Systems of Risk Reduction and Emergency Assistance of the countries of the Central American region.