The management of migration data contributes to evidence-based decision making through research, knowledge generation and the production of timely, high quality analytical reports, infographics and maps. It informs the Western Hemisphere Program on migratory trends, migrant’s characteristics and vulnerabilities, and contributes to the development of data-driven solutions for an improved, humane and human rights-based migration governance.

The documents in this section contain updated migration data in the region.

 

El Salvador-Baseline Assesment Of Migration Flows And Mobility Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19, #2 (Setember-November 2020)

Baseline Assesment Of Migration Flows And Mobility Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19, from Setember to November 2020. 

Honduras-Baseline Assessment Of Migration Flows And Mobiity Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19 Report #2 (September-November, 2020)

Due to the emergencies generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Eta and Iota hurricanes, IOM decided to investigate about the impact on mobility and irregular migration flows, especially on the people who have been stranded on the Honduran borders. The study aimed to generate a baseline to understand the existing needs in official and non-official entry points, to get inputs that might direct future actions by protection organizations.

UNDESA International Migration 2020 Highlights

This report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) gathers the main demographic data about migrants in 2020, while acknowledging the impacts suffered by this population as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protecting data is protecting people: four questions and answers about data protection and information hubs

In the framework of January 28, International Data Protection Day, IOM, from the Western Hemisphere Program, shares with the Information Hubs on Migration of the region four key questions and answers on the subject. 

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Effects of COVID-19 on Migrants in Central America and the Caribbean: main findings

This study was conducted throughout the month of June, 2020, by digital means and using snowball sampling. Findings are based on 1660 valid answers and include three population segments: extraregional migrants in Central America and Mexico, people from Central America or Mexico who are migrants in any place of the world and people who are native to Central America or Mexico and who plan on migrating.

Summary of main findings of the survey: COVID-19 effects on migrants in Central America and Mexico

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presents the main findings of a survey addressed to migrants (in their home countries or residing, potential or in transit) of Central America and
Mexico. The main goal was to generate data for the analysis of the COVID-19 repercussions on migrants that can guide the response of the multiple actors involved in health response,
migration management and strategies for socioeconomic recovery. This document summarizes the main results of the survey.

Panama- Emergency Tracking: Migratory Receiving Stations-COVID 19 Pandemic (1st May)

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.

Panama- Emergency Tracking: Migratory Receiving Stations-COVID 19 Pandemic (April 25th)

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.

SITUATION REPORT: MIGRANT CARAVAN SOUTHERN BORDER, MEXICO

This report is based on the situation of the last migrant caravan on Mexico´s southern border and IOM response during the emergency. 

Study: Free movement of persons in the Caribbean: economic and security dimensions

Our new report provides a comprehensive regional view of how free movement regimes are being implemented in the Caribbean and their economic and security impacts. See the results here.