IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 589 people, 38 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.
Since mid-October, large groups of people largely referred to as ‘caravans’ left the North of Central America – particularly from Honduras and El Salvador – heading northward with the hope of reaching Mexico and the United States of America. In light of massive asylum-seekers and migrants, the United Nations system and partners in the field have been supporting governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination to provide a response to the specific needs of this population, according to the respective mandates.
Data of migrants from Mesoamerica, Venezuela, extra-regional migrants from Africa and Asia, and migrants from Cuba and Haiti.