E-Campus Offers Free Online Learning Platform on Migration

San José – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has begun 2019 with the launch of E-Campus, a free online learning platform on migration. E-campus provides an opportunity for government officials, civil society, students, academics and anyone interested in updating their knowledge in human mobility.

30,000 Irregular Migration Deaths, Disappearances Between 2014-2018: IOM Report

Berlin – At least 30,510 people died during irregular migration between 2014 and 2018, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project reports. More than 19,000 deaths and disappearances were recorded due to drowning, not only in the Mediterranean Sea, but also in the Rio Grande, the Bay of Bengal, and many other overseas routes. 

Grim Milestone as Migrant Deaths, Disappearances Top 4,000 for Fifth Consecutive Year

Berlin - For the fifth consecutive year more than 4,000 people are believed to have died or gone missing on migratory routes across the globe, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reports. 

'Help Us, Help More': Support IOM’s Efforts to Assist Vulnerable Venezuelans

Geneva – In line with the global theme for International Migrants Day 2018, Migration with Dignity, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls on the public to take action and help support vulnerable refugees and migrants from Venezuela in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IOM Boosts Protection and Economic Integration of Migrants in Costa Rica

San José – This week (12/12) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Development Banking System (SBD), agreed to create the Guarantee Fund for migrants in Costa Rica, which will adequately cover loan guarantees and other requirements requested by banking institutions. Migrants regularizing their situation generally face challenges when trying to access loans and banking products.   

IOM Trains Canadian Recruiters on Ethical Recruitment

Calgary  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted two training sessions this week with labour recruiters in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The trainings, which took place in Saskatoon on 10-11 December and in Calgary on 12-13 December, represent the next step in implementation of the IRIS pilot project currently taking place between the Philippines and Canada. 

IOM Launches Policy Framework for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration

Geneva — Today (14/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is releasing A Framework for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) to guide policymakers and practitioners’ work in this important field.  

Emergency Plan for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela Launched

Geneva, 14 December - Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

‘Somos lo Mismo’ Solidarity Campaign for Refugees, Migrants Launched in Panama

Panama City – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) last week presented the #SomosLoMismo (We are the same) campaign, aiming to promote respect, solidarity, and empathy between Panamanians and foreigners.

Migrants from the Caravans Receive IOM Support to Return to their Countries

San José – Since 4 November 2018, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has facilitated the voluntary and safe return of hundreds of Central Americans who were part of the caravans of migrants traveling US-bound through Mexican territory.